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Car overheating; cooling fan not working

2000 Ford Focus over heats when idle. Notice this morning that the Cooling Fan is not coming on. Is this a quick fix or a cosly repair?

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This is most likely caused by a bad sensor in the radiator. I have never repaired this on a ford focus so I can't tell you where the sensor is located but if you find the sensor and then make a jumper wire and remove the wire from the sensor and jump the two wires together and turn the car ON (don't start the car) if the fan runs, the sensor is bad and must be replaced.

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Could be a cooling fan relay as well check if they start drawing to much it burns out the relays in the fuse box see if any relays are burnt

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