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ENGINE OEVRHEATS ANYTIME I WAS AT A STOP LOGHT. OR MOVING AT A SLOW PACE IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC THE TEMPERATURE WOULD RED LINE VERY QUICKLY. IN THE PAST TWO DAYS I HAD THE THERMOSTAT REPLACED AND IT APPEARS ITS GETTING HOT FASTER THAN BEFORE. ADDITIONALLY IT SEEMS THE SMALL FAN TO THE LEFT OF OF THE RADIATOR IS'NT RUNNING. HOWEVER, I RAN A WIRE FROM THE BATTERY TO THE FAN AND IT CAME ON. WHATS THE POSSIBLE PROBLEM AND SOLUTION. AND THE IDEA OF THE COST.

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You may have a bad temp sensor for the fans. Usually one fan will start in and once the vehicle gets too warm the other fan will turn on also. There usually are two sensors. One for the actual gauge or light and the other for the fans. Sometimes unplugging the sensor will turn on the fans. If that is the case then I would change the sensor. Cost...Not sure but expect to spend about 40-50 dollars.

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