Cooling fan constantly cycling on/off
Hello all. My '02's radiator fan is constantly cycling on and off, usually for very short periods (10 seconds or less). It starts as soon as I start up the car, whether it's 40 degrees out or 75. The engine revs drop noticeably when it cycles on. The engine seems to warm up normally and never gets over halfway on the gauge. Once the car is hot, the fan activity seems to be more normal, but still busier than I'd expect. So maybe this is normal, but my '98 didn't do it, nor has any other car I've ever had. Any ideas? I searched the forum but didn't see anything. TIA for all responses. PS moderators, if this would be better in the "Problems" forum, feel free to move it.
98 Forester L (then)
02 Forester S (now)