'99 dodge intrepid 2.7 overheating issue
Howdy folks, my name is Arthur, Im new to the forum and not mechanically inclined, however I come here to seek help or tips on general stuff.
First off, I am having issues of my car overheating, on my 99 intrepid 2.7. I have replaced the water outlet housing, as I noticed calcium builduop around the edges and wher it was leaking to. For the past month I have been using water only, but..I finaly got the funds to get a friend to help me change it. The thermistat seems to be working fine, because we squeezed the hose and saw that water was being forced to the resevoir indincating that the thermistor was not closed. (not sure if that was an accurate way of testing). But, we also noticed that the radiator fan was NOT coming on, but the AC fan was coming on (while the AC was on , which is normal.) We did check the fuses , even added new ones, and still having the same issue. (radiator fan not turning on).
My question is , could the raditior fan not coming on, be a reason for the car to overheat, and could I get one from the junk yard. Also, I have tried, while the car was on to tap the fan, hoping itll kick it on. Could it be an electrical problem, if so, could I check the radiator fuse port to see if thers fire (with those fuse tester devices) .. Thnx for your help and sorry for the rambling..
PS. ther is no leaks, anymore, since I replaced the water outlet.