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Could be a bad temp sensor or faulty thermostat. so by cooling cycle do you mean electric fan, or water circulation. a bad thermostat will slow circulation down causing overheat even if cooling fans are on. a bad sensor will not operate electric fan properly or at all and car will get hot at idle or slow speed and cooler at higher speed. Keep in mind that electric fans can turn on at any given time so KEEP ALL FINGERS AND LOOSE CLOTHIG AWAY at all times.

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How to test the thermostat in most vehicles;

Make sure the heater is off, start the engine and let it run for 6 to 8 minutes, ( this will allow the
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temperature on high and turn the fan speed on high.
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