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I have a 2006 ford explorer. It overheats when I turn on AC! Without ac its fine and never overheats. There are no leaks, smoke.

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Hi, dwings.
With your description, there are a few things that you can check.
First, check your antifreeze fluid to make sure that there is enough. Turn on your car and let it run for about 15 minutes, and then check the overflow tank. There should be coolant inside. If there's not, go ahead and add some.
Also, check to make sure that the fans behind the radiator are working.
Lastly, you may have to take your car in to your local (and trusted!) car shop, and have them check your water pump to make sure that it's still functional.
Try these steps. If any of these solve your problem, great! If not, please come back and let us know and I or another expert will think up a few more solutions for you.
Thanks for asking!
~Q

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