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I have a 98 Saturn SL1 automatic. I just replaced the map sensor and am now trying to figure out why my radiator fan waits till the car is super hot to kick on then it kicks off after a min or two. It doesn't stay on very long. I bought a new fuse for the fan but I haven't had a chance to put it in yet. I'm needing a diagram for it. I have no money to purchase one nor time to go to a dealer as I am a mother of 3. I'm assuming my issue with the antifreeze light coming on is connected. It keeps saying its low when it is not. I'm not losing any coolant.

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If the fan is coming on then the fuse is good. It could be a temperature sensor, thermostat or water oump. The fan usually comes on before 220 degrees. does the fan come on with the air conditioner?

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