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Overheats rapidly (almost instantly). engine, water pump and

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overheats rapidly (almost instantly). engine, water pump and thermometer new April 2015. Suspect coolant fans? want to know what fuse/s might impact the fans
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine? Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: 177K but this engine only about 5K It's the larger of two engines available for the 2003
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: my regular mechanic shop wants to go straight to "it's a head or head gasket" even though no cloudy oil, no oil in coolant. so I am hoping to at least be able to check are the fuses all good, do the fans come on, is the thermostat sticking, before letting them tear into a new remanufactured engine
JA: Is there anything else the Buick Mechanic should be aware of about your Buick?
Customer: Also a new transmission but starting to have a variety of electrical issues. I asked my shop if it could just be fuses because they are all original to manufacture and that's 13 or so years old and they say no. I was planning to check them all myself but it's been years since I used to help my dad with cars and haven't done much on my own.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Do the fans eventually come on when it gets hot and you did say fans, so it does have 2, correct?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Do you still need help with this?