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My 2001 2500HD Silverado overheats while towing my travel trailer when crossing mountains. I was told that you can install a "remote" add-on electric fan that has a switch in the cab. When the truck's temperature starts to exceed normal you can turn the fan on. Is this the most efficient way to solve my problem? Thank You

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  • tockelfarm May 30, 2011

    Do you think that the GM people "engineered" this truck to operate @ my current Temp?
    I am sure they had a "reason" for setting the current temperature for the thermostat.

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In some cases yes. also you can get a lower temp thermostat that keeps the motor
running at lower temperature also i would check to see at wat temp the fan comes
on that is ware you start. the heavy load will always run your temp up higher

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    robert DIBBLE May 31, 2011

    yes you are right in all my years ive found 1 out of 6 is at the true temp
    ive returned hundreds of them just because it is working fine under
    every day driving it may not be enuff under load
    all n all i would put in a electrical fan to keep the temp down
    bob

  • robert DIBBLE
    robert DIBBLE May 31, 2011

    yes you are right in all my years ive found 1 out of 6 is at the true temp
    ive returned hundreds of them just because it is working fine under
    every day driving it may not be enuff under load
    all n all i would put in a electrical fan to keep the temp down
    bob

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