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Old 08-24-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Help guys car is overheating when idle

Yeah was driving the car today evrything was fine,, then on my way home at the stop light when it's idle, my car was overheating,,
Then when I start driving it, It goes back to normal... Is it the fan? Help guys

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Old 08-24-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
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If it's in the red I wouldnt drive it again. It could be a few of things. Waterpump took a crap or a stuck thermostat
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:20 PM   #3
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The fan doesn't comes on,, maybe a relay? Or the fan it self? It is normal while driving though, it overheats while idle,,
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