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Engine overheats in idle

I don't think either of the fans are working. Could it be a fuse or relay? If so, where do I find it under the hood?

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  • Mike May 11, 2010

    What exactly do you mean by overheat? does gauge go to hot, or light go on? do the fans ever come on? Look for air bleeds...

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Check the fuse for the cooling fans, refer to you owners manual to find the location. Good Luck, get back to me. Jim

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