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Overheating engine 2 weeks ago, the engine cooling fan would stay running after the engine was shut off, we had to pull the 40 amp fuse to shut off the fan. after doing this for 2 days, the fan began to work properly. 1 week later the car overheated. Upon getting the car home, I replaced the temp switch (for the computer) and the temp guage sending unit.. both mounted into the thermostat housing at the left rear of the engine. I then checked the fan, and the fan worked fine on high and low when hooked to the battery. But upon starting the engine, it will heat up and overheat, the fan does not even come on. I want to check the capacitor in the wiring from the temp switch, but am unsure where it is. Any suggestions to help repair this would be appreciated.

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O man! You have a major prob!!! The head is warped, will need to be machined, and the list goes on!! If you want to keep this car do consider a rebuilt engine. That is the most frugal way to solve your prob! Sorry Frankster016

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