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Electric fan not running

1999 Saturn SL2 manual trans. 5 speed. electric fan not running when car starts. overheats when idles. how can I get it fixed without taking it to the shop.

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Cheak your fuse box for a bad fuse.your fuse for your fan might be under the hood our to the right of your stick and down.if you cant find it just unplug your ac under the hood and push ac in your car to use your fan.if that does not work email jkyjkyjason@aol.com

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