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Overheating on stop and go traffic

The electric fan does not start when the AC starts. When driving in city the engine overheats. I have changed the relay and the engine coolant sensor and the same.

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I had the same problem on my SL1 2002 and my wifes SL2 2001. In both cases, the electric radiator fan motor needed replacing. It was not difficult but took me a full day of trying to figure out how to pull the plastic housing it is mounted in. Someone who knows what they are doing could have changed it in a half hour. Works great now.

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