WHY IS MY CAR OVERHEATING

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  • rbrown56
  • 2004 Hyundai Elantra
  • 100,350 miles

I have a 2004 Hyundai Elantra that is overheating. I replaced the thermostat and it did fine on a short 30 mile trip. However on the way home with in 10 minutes it started over heating again. I pulled over, let it cool down because of the steam bath, refilled the radiator with water to make it home. I kept the speed below 50 mph and had no more problems for the rest of the trip. I have 2 fans and only one will kick on when I turn on the ac. I ran a jump wire and it did not come on. Could it be overheating because of only one fan working? I also heard it could be the radiator cap, is this true? Because it only does it at high speeds can it be the water pump

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 AT 3:37 PM

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  • rbrown56
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I'm looking for the cheapest fix, unemployed and on a very tight budget.

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 AT 3:40 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Check the radiator for clogging. Overheating at hig speed is a symptom of inefficient cooling.
Both fans should come on when A/C is turned on.

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 AT 4:01 PM

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