2000 solara radiator burst

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My 2000 solara was idling when the top of the radiator burst. I replaced the radiator and  the ect as wellas the thermo sensor at the bottom of the radiator as well as the fuses..

Still the fans do not activate. i connected the fans directly to the battery and they came on.  Also, they run when the a/c is turned on. Any ideas? 2.2. liter auto trans...

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Sounds like the Coolant Temperature Sensor/ThermoSwitch is faulty or the wiring leading to one of the fans.

I would bridge the connectors on the plug going into the sensor and if the fans run with the ignition on then it has to be the sensor at fault

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