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Overheating i have jusy brought a 1993 vw golf cl and its drivable. as long as the car is in motion ie air going through the radiator its fine but sitting in traffic for more than 5 minutes and it will overheat whats causes this problem

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Well it can be a few things to check if you fan is working you can start the car and turn on the ac and if the fans come on you dont have an issue with those but if they dont come on you might have a bad relay or fuse.

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Its deffo the water pump have the same problem

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Check the electric radiator fan, either its not working or turning too slow

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