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Cooling Fan not coming on 2002 Mitsubishi Galant

I have a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant and the radiator fan is not coming on. The car overheats when traveling in town or on inclines. I've checked the fuses for the fan and they are ok. Could this be the engine heat sensor? Or something else. The car cools when I turn the heater on. Please help.

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Check the fan itself for free turning--if it grinds or is hard to turn, replace the fan motor. The engine heat sensor reports temperature to the computer which turns on the relay and it turns on the fan motor. If you have A/C, turn it on--that should force the fan on all the time the car is running. If that works, then replace the sensor. If you don't have A/C, take a chance on the sensor--it's not too expensive. Wrap the threads with several turns of teflon tape when installing and don't over-tighten.

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