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1994 Saturn 1.9 SOHC cooling fan does always come on

Some times when the car gets too the hot on the temp cage the fan wont kick on forcing me to pull over and shutting the car down to cool off. and sometimes it works, Can you tell me why this would happen

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This is actually a commen problem. All I can tell you that there is trick with pressing the A/C button while leaving the blower fan off. That will usually kick the fan in. What I find is that when you have a car that is overheating, and this is especially with GM cars, the best thing to do is to try to cruise at a constant speed, while avoiding heavy traffic, allowing the motor to breath cooler air which will stop the temps from rising any further. Most GM motors are built to handle the abuse of an overheating engine.
This suggestion is a possible solution to this simiiar problem which I had. This solution won't be any good for someone with a seriously overheating problem. If your temps shoot up high after only driving a short distance, parts or supplies will need to be bought.

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