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2005 Kia Sedona...begins to overheat in slow traffic

I have a 2005 Kia Sedona...when sitting in traffic after driving a distance, the temp gauge will begin to rise and the A/C will blow warm air (I assume this is because the temp gauge has gone too high). If I shut down the A/C then the temp decreases. The dealer has been unable to recreate this and the computer has no error codes. Any ideas?

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I would check to see if the radiator fans are coming on. Also check the freon pressure in the A/C system.

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