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Car gets hot, esp. going up hills. This is winter time.

Car just started getting hot a couple weeks ago. Very hot going up hills and it's winter. Goes down with heater on or when I'm on the straight away. Seems it may be using some anti freeze.

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There are a few things you may want to check...there should be a 20 amp fuse in your fuse box that controls the electronic fan that is behind the radiator (the fuse map is on the fuse block cover to tell you what each happens to be, as well as a fuse puller to get the little guys out).

Under normal operating conditions, the fan only kicks on every once in a while in accordance with a pre-set program of temperature ranges... but if the fuse is blown, it wont turn on at all.

I have an 05 Suzuki Reno that had the same problem and the fuse replace fixed it, and the fuse never went again. One thing to check for are breaks or skinned pieces of wire around that region (follow the wire with vehicle OFF from the fan to the little plug). Also make sure that snow is not gumming up the works when its parked out side and you should be fine.

If it is indeed the fuse that is blown, and it happens again very quickly after replacing, you may have a short in the DC motor that is propelling the fan, or a short in the wiring between the plug and the fan.

If the fuse IS NOT blown, then it could be a relay or the control unit that is not functioning properly. The relay is pretty inexpensive...but the radiot fan control unit is not...the module books out at about $240, which is a shame cuz its just a little guy that screws into your radiator.

Entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity! (Try the cheap things first)

I hope this was helpful,

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Sounds like you may have a coolant circulation problem. If you have gone low on coolant, there may be air in the system creating a vapor lock. You will need to make sure the system is full of proper mix of coolant and then fill overflow tank. If you are suspecting a leak, put a piece of cardboard under the engine area after parking for the night and see if there are any coolant stains in the AM. You'll want to fix the leak if you find one.

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You may have a head gasket getting ready to go have it checked...check your oil and see if its gray

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