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What causes a pontiac firebird to shut down when the temperature reaches 210 degrees?

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The coolant temperature sensor sends a signal to the computer and when the temperature reaches 210 degrees it shuts it down,a safety feature.

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3 things to check, 1st, temp switch (controls turning fan on and off according to eng. temp, 2. cooling fan control, tells switch when to turn on and off, and 3. fan motor. Check it to make sure it isn't shot.

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