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05 Silverado overheating

Replaced thermostat and waterpump still overheating , if fan is still turning can the clutch fan be bad by not letting the fan turn fast enough to keep engine cool

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The conclusive evidence for fan clutch is this:
if the engine temperature begins to drop while the car is moving, you've got a bad fan clutch. Is the radiator clogged with deposits?

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