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My 2001 PT Cruiser is overheating. I took it to the dealership and they said I needed a new fan. I replaced the fan and it's still overheating. Does anyone know why?

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They did not do there job, they should of block check the engine also what about the radiator is it plugged or the waterpump they fail on the inside as the propellor is plastic. Becareful your engine can blow a head gasket blows easy

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