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I have a 96 ford thunderbird. 4.6 engine. My cooling fan originally stopped working and I know one of my fuses are blown but evrytime I go to put another one in, it blows instantly. I currently have the fan wired to the battery so that it come on but my car still runs hot from time to time and the coolant or water just boils out. What is the problem?

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The temperature sensor itself is u/s and the thermostat needs to be changed also..........Hope this helps.

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