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Cooling system temp light comes on and car overheats. the bottom hose is cold and top is hot. the fan runs when I shut the car off, but i don't think it runs while the car is running. I let it idle and it overheated whithout the fan ever turning on any ideas PLEASE HELP!

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  • W Disney Jul 02, 2008

    i did check the fuses, I think it has two and they both look ok, will check for a relay. Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    When we stopped the car it started to run water . thought it was over flow but the bottom hose came off. When hose was put back on it still ran hot. Fan was running properly .

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Sounds like the thermo fan check that the fan fuse is ok then i cant remember if that model used a relay or not but if it did you will need to check the relay aswell.
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