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Over heating when idle in traffic

The temperate guage climbs to 75% of heat gauge. The A/C system is the shutdown until the car is moving again and the guage drops to mid point on the guage, the A/C is the engaged.

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If ac dont work idleling it start to work when you move our fan is not coming on because when you activate the ac compressor kick in and fan should come on if it start to be cold only when you drive the force air cool the condensor ac work temp goes down HOPE IT HELP FIXYA OUR POST THANKS . PIERRE

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