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Fans not working it was overheating i replaced temperature sensor and it cooled the motor down but i had to connect the fans to a fuse to the motor for them to come on when car turns on

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Your tempature sensor was probably the reason why your vehicle overheated but as far as hooking the fan to fuse to the motor isnt a bad thing its the same as installing a after market electric fan it will just keep your engine cooler.

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HI"disconnect the wire you put in and try checking fan operation by turning your a/c on if they don't come on you may have a cooling fan relay that when out

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