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Over heating When air condition is running it get hot much faster. Have to turn it off at traffic lights. On open road it does not heat up as high

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95 xj6 = no fan clutch.2 elec.fans,no rad cap either.look for blown fuse, fan sensor unit in rad, if fuse blown=replace a fan unit. above info on flush/fill is important maintance.

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The first place would look assuming you have already changed antifreeze and replaced radiator cap is the fan clutch, try moving the fan when the motor is cool does it move freely? if yes then replace the fan clutch. If it is stiff then check that the radiator is not plugged with bugs or dabree if it is take it to a car wash and wash it out in reverse flow from the engine side out, be sure not to get electrical parts wet.If this does not fix your problem then you can check the hoses by removing them and see if they are separated if not then the next issue is the water pump or head gasket, the head gasket would be checked by using a gas sniffer at a garage to see if hydrocarbons are coming from the radiator, if not then your best bet is the water pump I hope this helps.

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