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Overheating we have a 00 rav4 while sitting idling the motors temp got real hot real fast i limped it to the house and notice while moving temp was at normal operating level. after testing the fans i found that they were not engaging when they should i replace the sensor that controls them...fixed the problem for about a week after overheating the second time i replace the thermostat what could be make this car overheat?

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    need some help with overheating



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