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My 2000 tracker is overheating and when i fill it with antifreeze and let it idle it appears that the coolant is taken into the block. the fan on the radiator is not working would that cause antifreeze to bubble over?

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Check your oil and see if your coolant is going in your oil.. the oil will be a milky white .. this could indicate your head gasket is toast .. not uncommon with chevs,
or you could need to replace the relay that controls your fan , worst case scenario you could hardwire your fan to a toggle switch and turn it on when your running under 50 km/hr
hope this info helps

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Yes it would cause the antifreeze to bubble out and if you don't get that fan working again you will burn up the motor. i don't know much about those electric fans other than hot-wiring them but i wouldn't recommend you do it.. have someone check for a fuse gone out or something. good-luck anyway ray

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