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Old 6th April 2006, 11:34   #1
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Default Palio : Cooling down after shutoff

Typically, the colling fan would shut off once the ignition key is removed.
In my palio gtx, the fan stays on for a while even after the ignition key is removed?

Is this a problem or a feature?

I have not seen such a thing happen in other cars?

Wont the battery drain because of this?

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Old 6th April 2006, 11:40   #2
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This is normal for most, if not all, Fiat cars. Even my bike runs its fan for a minute or 2 after I switch off the ignition. Its perfectly normal and should not affect your battery at all.
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This is so for my Palio 1.2 too. I guess this is a common thing, atleast on Fiat cars.
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samething in my 1.6 gtx.. its not a problem..dont worry, even i thought there was something wrong wid my car @ first..

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good for you, somtimes in my indica, the cooling fan does not run even when the ignition is turned on ;-)
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Neel, its perfectly fine. Thats the way its supposed to work. In fact, on cold days, sometimes you can hear the fan start after you switch off the ignition. I asked a Fiat guy when I observed this on my Siena 1.6 and he said that it is designed that way to prevent any hotspots in the engine after switching off. But for that, the coolant pump also has to run??
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Yes, it is a normal and good for the engine.

Only irritation is, it sounds louder than the engine, and many times parking lot guys call you back to tell you that engine is running . It happens to me all the time
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good for you, somtimes in my indica, the cooling fan does not run even when the ignition is turned on ;-)
I don't usually use smilee's, but your reply above has forced me to use this one!!

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good for you, somtimes in my indica, the cooling fan does not run even when the ignition is turned on ;-)
LOL LOL LOL!!!

So what.. you have to wait and see if the fan starts and only then drive??
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LOL LOL LOL!!!

So what.. you have to wait and see if the fan starts and only then drive??
... and then what? Stop the moment the fan stops again?
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... and then what? Stop the moment the fan stops again?
Get down on your knees and PRAY!!!

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Get down on your knees and PRAY!!!
For the fan to stop?
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For the fan to stop?
Or you mean Start
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i think palio is the only car to have the feature where the fan starts even when the car is switched off and the car senses that it is hot enough to start running....
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The Premier Padmini has this feature as well. I guess the only issue with this feature is: if the associated relay goes bad, the fan continues running thereby draining the battery.

netarchie: I didn't understand what you meant. Does your fan never come on sometimes?

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