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OVER HEATS FANS IN FRONT DONT COME ON CAN DRIVE FOR A BIT BUT GETS HOT WATER PUMP?THERMASTAT?FAN SWITCH1987

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Sounds like the temp control switch it sould be located on the radiator and has 2 or 3 wires going to it

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