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Overheating!!! The thermometer has been replaced for the 2000 kia sportage..it keeps overheating anyways, the fan in front of the radiator is not kicking on..is there a fuse for it?

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Not sure if you know, but there are TWO fans...one for the a/c cooler (front) and one for the radiator (rear). I have the exact same car with similar issues with minor overheating, and from my observation, the actual cooling fan for the radiator is mounted on a pulley directly behind the radiator, and I haven't located any type of electrical wiring for this particular fan.

From info I gathered at different forums, this fan appears to be engaged by some type of clutch, I suppose similar to that of an a/c compressor. However, I haven't been able to gather much info as to how the fan actually "operates", such as how does it know when to engage and disengage, and whether or not this signal is mechanical (physical), or perhaps some type of built-in sensor (electrical).

I haven't been able to look at any type of diagrams or schematics, so I can't say with 100% certainty that there isn't wiring for this fan, but so far it appears that replacing the clutch assembly, or perhaps the entire fan with the clutch assembly, appears to be the fix for this problem. I haven't been able to apply this action to see if it is a definitive fix because I'm currently having issues getting my 2000 sportage to start. But if you still haven't come up with a corrective action, I'll be sure to keep you posted once she's running again.

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There should be either a fuse and relay or both.

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