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It may be a faulty sensor or bad fan relay. They both can be tested with ohmmeter or multi-meter

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It is overheating when u are at hiway speed?

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Thermostat switch seems faulty, disconnect it will allow fan to run once ignition is on.This is a simple way of avoiding overheating of the engine which could cause head gasket to blow

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