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Fan for Air Conditioner

Hi,

I have a 2000 Nissan Xterra. While driving with a/c on, the temperature gauge stays at the halfway mark, but if I park for only a minute with the a/c running the gauge moves VERY quickly upward to almost the danger zone.

Question is, is there not a separate fan for the air conditioner - not the fan that blows the cool air - but a fan that aids in cooling what's under the hood?

If so, may I ask what it's called so that I will know what the heck I'm looking for on the Internet
. Typing in "fan" along with "air conditioner" only brings back results for the fan blowing the cool air inside the cabin.

Thanks!

Carole

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You have a fan temp sensor located on the engine block that controls when fan turns on or off.

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