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Re: Overheating question (archive)

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Posted by roym on June 13, 2000 at 15:06:40:

In Reply to: Overheating question posted by sam on June 12, 2000 at 02:24:23:

Given that the overheat happens when at idle, and goes away when you have some speed, I bet this is a bad fan clutch. This is a viscous clutch that engages the radiator fan so it spins enough to cool the engine even when at idle; at speed, the clutch disengages. Try heating the engine up, then cutting it off, and seeing if the radiator fan freewheels, or spins with little resistance. If it does you've got a bad fan clutch ($200-$250 repair).

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