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Question on very warm from bumpers

Hi.. Just took my 2005 360 Spider out of 5 month storage yesterday for a short low speed trip <30mph. At about the second mile, I heard a one time strange sound coming from the front left, almost like a broken belt. When I arrived home, about another two miles, I hand checked both the left and right of the front bumpers and noticed both side where very warm.. I don't recall feeling that last year.. Does anyone have any ideas?? thanks
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Sorry, the thread should state "Warm FRONT bumpers". I'm assuming I may have an issue with the electric cooling fans or fuses. Would appreciate any thoughts on what I could check for. Thank you.
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Not sure I understand the question:

1. You felt the exterior surface bumpers and concerned?
2. NOISE: where did that come from?
3. Did you cycle you fluids, the important ones, during the winter, OR, how long have you had the current fluids [oil, brake, tranny, coolant] in the car.
4. Engine in mid/rear: So is that an issue of heat/noise?

I don't know about the fans, but sounds more like a. strut/wheel issue, or b. squirrel in the upper tire [ok, latter is a joke, but...]

please restate, and where is Greg...he'll sort this out.

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Of couse they are going to be warm.

That's where the radiators are!

If they are not warm you have no coolant in your system.

Sound you are hearing could be a problem with a fan binding or a problem w/a fan motor.
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Perhaps air in the radiator? That can make a 'bump' sound and after a bit of idleness in a garage over time, it can get there.

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fan issues or something caught in the fan.
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Thanks for the suggestions...

I'm thinking that Gcalo is on the right track.. The one time sound I heard, was like a screech or binding, almost like if the fan seized, coming from the left front of the car, right where the radiator is. This happened the first time I drove the car at very low speed <30 mph drive for about 1 1/2 miles. My Spider was in storage for almost 5 months with no fluid changes yet.. Is there a simple / easy way to determine if both fans are working? I'm concerned that driving it 15 miles to the dealer for an oil change and check up may cause damage. The bumper by the radiator area was closer to very warm, almost hot!! Thank you to all that have replied thus far.....
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Bumper temp is irrelevant. Look at engine temp gauge.

As long as it stays in the safe zones you are ok.

You have a fan bound up.

I don't think 15 miles is a prob if engine stays in safe temp zone.

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Thanks to all.....
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We just all seem to radiate knowledge.

What a warming thought.

So what was the issue?
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Sorry... Don't know yet but I'll post the cause when I get it serviced in the next few weeks.
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Let us know because I think I was getting warm!!!
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