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Over heating while pulling a trailor

Temp light ok at 30mph and after stop

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Make sure fluid levels are full, including transmission, engine oil, and antifreeze both the radiator and overflow. Note: make sure the air filter is clean so the engine can breathe easier too.( like trying to run a marathon breathing through a straw, you will get hot/overheated quickly too) Check fan(s) to make sure they are operating properly, (inspect the blades for correct shape/bends) some clutch fans can wear out, You shouldn't be able to just free spin them, they should have drag to them (check this while the engine is cold and off) if you have electric fans make sure that they are coming on. Lastly check the radiator fins, make sure all bugs and junk are cleared from them that way air can pass through with no obstructions. Hope this helps, happy hauling

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