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Car overheatswhen it's in park

But when it's running on the highway it doesn't heat up.

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Check to make sure the electric fans are working and coming on when they should.

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Your electrict fan prob isnt working

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U may have a problem with the electric cooling fan for the engine cooling system, have it tested for proper operation. Have u had this car long? keep in mind that the cooling fan does not come on until about 230 Degree's Fahrenheit, that well on the way to hot on your engine temp guage.

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