Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
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That is a classic symptom of a bad fan clutch.....at idle runs hot...that is when the clutch should run the fan, and not slip, either by Centrifigal fluid or temperature.....
Observe the fan at idle is it spinning strong? Or slipping? It should be spinning strong........watch your fingers around fans.....
Watch the fan when you shut the car off...have a helper turn it off.....does fan stop pretty quick?.....or spin and spin?
Free spinning at shutoff means it is not catching at idle ..it is supposed to slip at speed and catch at idle