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Overheating when at stop or traffic

I took a look at the fans while the car was running and they did not turn on even as it started to overheat.but when i turned on the a/c both fans went on but the car would not cool down. how do i start checking for problems?

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CARS THAT USE ELECTRIC FANS HAVE A THERMOSTATIC SENSOR THAT TELLS THE FAN OR FANS WHEN TO COME ON BASED ON THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE. THIS SENSOR HAS GONE BAD. WHEN THE AC IS TURNED ON IT BYPASSES THIS SWITCH AND RUNS TO KEEP THE CAR COOL, BUT BY THE TIME YOU TURN THE AC ON THE CAR HAS BECOME TOO HOT ALREADY. YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE THERMOSTATIC SENSOR. THEY CAN BE A LITTLE PRICEY, BUT NOT A WALLET BUSTER.

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