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1996 saturn sl2 fan coming on late an over heating

96 saturn sl2 :new (radi.,reservor,cap,temp sensor(fan)) I put the radi. in someone else the other parts.Problem:keeps getting hot - elec. fan not on until past half way on temp gauge by then water comes out of cap unless i turn a/c on. i'm thinking maybe the wrong fan sensor or temp range on the thermostat.it was fine for a short time after the new reservor,cap,an fan sensor but now its doing it again.Please any help for my daughters car is blessed

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Start with engine cool, & remove radiator cap. Check level in rad & fill to an inch or so from top of rad. Start car & turn heater on.(not defrost)
Now let it run until engine gets up to normal operating temperature & let it run until rad fan comes on & off, 2 or 3 times. Rev engine slightly every so often just to help disperse air in system faster. Fill rad as needed during this time. After you do that, and fan has come on & off 2 or 3 times, put rad cap back on & fill return bottle to proper mark, then see how it is.
I suspect it's just air in system & this should cure that . If not get back to me.

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These cars are notorious for picking up debris like plastic grocery bags and wrappers covering the radiator ...almost like a vaccum cleaner.They can even pick up things in the very small gap between radiator and condenser. To observe you must look underneath and look.definatley worth a shot

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