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2002 Kawasaki Prairie 650 Overheating/Fan Issues
I have a 2002 Kawasaki Prairie 650; I have been having trouble with my cooling system. When just normal riding you can feel the heat building in the engine and anywhere from 5-10 mins after riding the cooling fan turns on. The fan use to be mostly quiet but now has a growl or louder hum then before. Anywhere from 5-10 mins AFTER the fan kicks on the heat is still building and soon the overheating light comes on the display. I haven’t noticed any overflow issues and the coolant reservoir appears to be full. The last time I rode, I could tell it got very hot and seems like the fan would run long after the engine was shut off (up to 20 mins). I haven’t really ridden too much after this has happened because of fear of damaging the engine. The radiator appears to be clean. I have always thought it was an issue with the fan because of the increase in noise. Could there be something more than an issue with the fan? I have taken the fan out and is there any way to test the fan assembly? As of right now, I am thinking about just replacing the fan assembly. Any suggestions or insight would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by stubmat; 06-28-2011 at 12:04 AM.