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Electric fan does not turn causing engine overheating when car isn't moving. Turning on the heater helps.

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The inoperative cooling fan needs to be diagnosed,run the engine until it reaches 229degrees and seeif the fan gets power to turn on if so then replace the fan if not check the wiring and cooling fan relay and repair or replace as needed.

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