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Radiator fan not running in heating, both run in a/c

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this can be checked by running the car until it heats up and looking at the fan to see if it is running.
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If you still over heat no matter if your driving or stopped it may be a thermostatic radiator valve that went bad. this is a release valve between the radiator and the engine that helps control the coolent flow between the engine and radiator and control how much heat is taken out of the engine to be cooled in the radiator.

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