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When do the radiator fans kick on in 850 Volvos? And do they continue to run (for a short while) even after the car has been turned off-like A1 VW's. I am just trying to confirm that the new radiator fan that was installed(last week at the Volvo dealership in Cerritos) in my father's 850 is indeed operating properly. I drove my Mom to the office this morning on the way to the mechanic (to have the oil changed, a new sway bar end link installed, and the tires rotated), and after driving the 5 miles, the fan wasn't running. Thanks in advance <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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was it hot or cold in the morning? most of the time when i drive in the morning to school (about 10 miles) my fan wont come on at all. I know my fan works because I myself replaced it, after Volvo tried to charge me $300 just for the fan.
 

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It was relatively cool-after all, it is California <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> -, but I am rather positive now that the Volvo dealership here in Sacramento finally got it right. I suspect that the ground wire from the fan was loose the entire time(which the dealership in Sacramento detected, and corrected only after they wanted to put in another fan(under warranty of course) and Volvo of America wanted the fan that was installed less than a week earlier) , and the dealership in Cerritos "overlooked" that fact, and sold my father a new fan at $311. <p>The sun finally made an appearance here in Northern California, so I washed and waxed the car, put some shinny tire gloss on the tires, and vacummed the inside. For being 10 years old, I must admit the car looks better then most new cars. Looks like the folks are heading in the direction of an Lexus IS(6 speed manual) sometime this year-hopefully they will let me give it a test drive from time to time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Have a splendid (Easter) weekend one and all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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As Henry David Thoreau so eloquently put it: "It, being California, is only 3,000 miles nearer to hell." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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