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time im driving my suv, it overheats...neutral whenever im stopped…

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Every time I'm driving my suv, it overheats. I have to put it on neutral whenever I'm stopped at a light. Do you know what could be the problem?
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Many possible things can be wrong here. Step one is easy. With it off check the fan to see if it spins with some resistance and does not wobble indicating the clutch fan is good. next you need to use a hose and clean out the area between the radiator and condensor and the fins in both to insure good air flow. Step 2 includes inspecting the coolant level and color. If the coolant is low or has been low then your leaking or consuming it. If the color is dingy thats a sign of a new water pump needed. Step 3 will be rpelacing the cheapest part, the thermostat and flushing the coolant for a road test.

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