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Have a 1988 Nissan Maxima. Temp gauge runs right up to hot line. There are two fan blades. The right fan blade is not working. What could cause this problem?

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The motor could be bad, or the wiring to it is faulty, or a fusible link has blown to the radiator blower motor.

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