Question about 1996 Acura TL Series
If it overheats unless you are moving, there is an airflow deficit.
If the switch to run the fan does not turn it on until the engine is too hot, then you probably need a new fan switch.
I might think that the fan only covers a portion of the radiator, and there is only sufficient cooling surface area when the whole radiator is involved, but the fact that moving the car generates so much more heat than idling does would seem to counter that idea.
If you were losing (not loosing) coolant, there would be problems while driving as well.
It is also possible that your radiator's coolant flow is barely adequate, due to clogging. It might be a good idea to have that professionally checked.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
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