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CAR STARTED TO OVER HEAT PULLED INTO RADIATOR SHOP SAID BELTS WERE FINE NEED FUSE IN FAN, DO NOT USE AIR COND. WHILE CAR IS IDLING,WHERE DOES FUSE GO AND WILL IT HURT TO DRIVE CAR

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    yadayada Aug 04, 2010

    if u drive this car and it overheats the engine will be seriously damaged, DO NOT DRIVE IT UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS REPAIRED, PERIOD!

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The fan fuse was blown? Well, the only way that will make your engine overheat is if you were sitting still for a long time and it overheated. If you keep the vehicle moving, the air can cool the radiator (without the fan), and it should be fine.

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What could cause my 93 Chevy Cavalier to overheat? I just put in a new water pump and a new thermostat but it still tends to overheat and now has a leak from the thermostat intake hose.


We need rule out a few basic things to properly diagnose the overheating problems.
Step 1:Do you think?there is enough antifreeze in the radiator? Don t just look inside the plastic overflow bottle only, you should remove the radiator cap and then look inside the radiator.We should see the fluid level whether it is at its proper level or not. Most cars and trucks will hold a mixture of coolant and water .You should have the cooling system pressure tested for a leak if you have to add more than a pint of fluid .If we see any obvious fluid loss in the engine compartment or on the ground , we should also have the system tested.
Step 2:If you don not see any coolant leak or low fluid level , then you should determine when the overheating problems occurred.If the engine overheats only at a stop or idle ,Most front wheel drive cars will use an electric cooling fan motor located in front or behind the radiator. The existence of function of the cooling fan is to improve airflow across the radiator at stops and low speeds.The fan is controlled by sensors,it regulates the engine temperature and additional load that might be placed on the engine.The cooling fan is required by the air conditioning compressor to operate at idle when the compressor is on.It is a quick way to check the cooling fan operation to turn on the air conditioner.
Also the cooling fan should come on with the air conditioner compressor. Some automobiles will have two electric fans, one is the air conditioner condenser fan and the other is for the radiator .It will have a belt driven fan blade and fan clutch if your vehicle does not have an electric cooling fan on the radiator . This fan should be pulling a large amount of warm and hot air across the radiator onto the engine to keep it cool.The radiator fan is usually closer to the middle of the radiator. The radiator fan is responsible for cooling of the engine, while the condenser fan is responsible for increasing air conditioning efficiency at idle and low speed.If there is ample airflow across the radiator at idle. The radiator is responsible for the primary heat exchange for the engine, and airflow is crucial at this time.
Step 3:Again, we have ample airflow across the radiator, so we must inspect the proper antifreeze circulation.If there is a restriction in the system , it will produce the same affect.Water calcification can accumulate in the radiator and then drastically reduce the flow of coolant at a very high speed. Removing the radiator from the vehicle are the only two real cures for a clogged radiator.It be a waste of time and money trying to correct a restricted radiator when you use a can of radiator flush additive. Of course there are more technical issues that could produce an overheating problems, but the check list described above will identify the most common.Anything you can do to help the mechanic to deal with the problem will probably result in less diagnostic charges, and it might help insure a proper diagnosis of the problem at once of your 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Step 4:You must inspect an electric motor cooling fan ,it will start with ignition key switch off, it has failed and needs to be replaced if the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier fan motor does not spin freely . The electrical system operates the fan needs to be tested,If the fan motor "freewheels" that . Start the engine and then turn the air conditioner to the coolest setting, if your automobile does not have an air conditioner skip this step.The car air conditioner will operate the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier cooling fan should activate within five minutes , the fan motor fuse must be checked first and the fuse condition is good the remainder of the electrical system must be checked.
Step 5:A wiring schematic is needed to further troubleshoot this problem ,which is located in a repair service manual. You may use the wiring schematic to trace the circuit through the fuse and relay components, if everything of 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier tests fine, the fan motor has failed and needs to be replaced. The most common repair is the cooling fan motor failure.
This isn't only theory. You can take these steps into practice.You can deal with the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier overheating problems yourself.

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Hi I have 2009 twin turbo diesel land cruiser which is starting to overheat when idling


1. It might not be getting enough air through the radiator because the radiator is dirty, the fan isn't pulling enough air through because of a slipping belt, missing belt or bad fan clutch.
2. The coolant might not be transferring heat as much as it should due to deposits in the radiator, deposits in the engine or low coolant level.
3. The water pump impeller may be spinning on the shaft [not likely but it can happen] or the water pump pulley may be slipping on the drive belt.

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Mitsubishi l200 2.5 DiD 2007 74000 miles, bubbling in header tank, over heating and pushing water back to the header tank, heater is still blowing hot air!! So dont think its the thermostat, am I more...


There are other things to test before we have the engine spread all over the yard. Cooling fan operation. Yes the thermostat hot air in heater just means hot water. start with a cold engine then start and run at a high idle if heats quickly upper radiator hose hot lower cold good but reverse no flow. remove and test thermostat (not replace) put on stove boil water and watch it open once center piece is moving check with thermometer it should agree with stamp number on thermostat. if good check for slipping fan belt. check for air restrictions on radiator and water flow.

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Over heating


Yes, by the age of your car it probably a siameze belt, run your fan, air conditioner, alternator and most important, your water pump. if it has multiple belts you need to look for empty pullys

Dec 04, 2013 | 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora

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A/C blows hot air going uphill or pulling a trailer.


you will need to change the clutch fan, under load or high speed will heat up the engine and the clutch fan should ingage to pull more are through the radiator. Also at idle with no air moving through that radiator the clutch should ingage to pull air through.

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I have 2003 grand cherokee with 140000 miles that overheats at idle. as soon as i start moving again, the temp goes back to normal.


You have two fan's on your truck, 1 is a fan clutch runs with the drive belt, 2 elec fan motor, with test light and engine running at normal temp, just a little bit above 1/2 way on your temp gauge check voltage at elec. cooling fan harness if you have voltage at one of the two wire's and fan don't turn on, bad cooling fan motor, on the fan clutch after you check voltage at elec. fan motor turn engine off, with your hand spin drive belt fan if it spin's freely bad fan clutch, replace it.Also check cooling level.Hope this was very helpful

Jan 21, 2010 | 2006 Jeep Commander

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My 1999 aurora tends to over heat when not moving traffic or idle


The temp sensor for the fan is along the radiator hose. You should see wires coming out from it. If you pull out the sensor from its plug, the radiator fan should turn on and if it does not then the fan could be faulty. Or the fan may be weak in blowing air in

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Heat only gets hot when car is moving


make sure that yo have coolant in the radiator and at he reserve, sounds like you have a internaly damaged water pump and a loose drive belt to the water pump

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Car overheats occasionally


When you drive, the cars foward movement forces air through the radiator keeping the engine temperature in check. When you are idling at a stop you need a fan to do this.There is a heat sensing unit either on the engine block or the inlet on the radiator that activates the electric fan.Sounds like it may be the electric fan or the control circuit/sensor.Ask a parts clerk at any of the parts outlets to show you a picture of the sensor and the location on the car. You may be able to short out the connector with a paper clip or wire.If the fan comes on the sensor is the problem. If it does't it will be the fan or the wiring.

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