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My 2002 Kia sportage overheats when the air conditioner is on.

When I turn the air conditioner off it immediately starts to cool down.

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1. Check your coolant level- check at the radiator when cool, also.
2. Check to make sure that there is unblocked airflow to your radiator and a/c condensor (similar to the radiator)- blow compressed air or water from the back out the front of the fins... to make sure they aren't blocked.
3. Make sure the water pump is still circulating the coolant.
4. Also, may sound wierd but check your engine oil level too... it's part of the cooling process..

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