Car overheating when sitting in traffic

Tiny
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  • 2003 JAGUAR X-TYPE
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  • 6 CYL
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  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,567 MILES
When driving above forty miles per hour I have no problems, when sitting in traffic car overheats. When I turn the heat on to press the gas it stops overheating. So basically it only overheats when sitting in traffic. I replaced new fan, replaced thermostat. Help please and thank you.
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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 AT 12:16 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This could be a problem with your vehicle's cooling fan control module. This module does just what it's name implies, it controls your engine's cooling fan. It is has failed, then your engine's cooling fans will not come on when at idle sitting in traffic. I have included in the diagrams below a step by step procedure for removing and installing the cooling fan control module. Please go through it and let us know what you find out.

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Alex
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 4:52 AM
Tiny
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Thank you my friend. I will purchase one today and see if I can get it on today.
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 7:17 AM
Tiny
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I just order one my friend it'll be here in a couple days. I'll let you know how to make out. Thanks again. Kenny
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 7:43 AM
Tiny
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Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Sunday, March 17th, 2019 AT 7:00 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I will. My fan modulator should be arriving today. I'll have it in in a couple of days long as the weather is nice. Thank you
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:35 AM
Tiny
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Hey guys, my fan modulator came yesterday I should be able to throw it in this week. I have a question the two front ABS sensors when I pulled them out to check them they have a lot of axle grease on the bottom of them does that mean my bearings have burst.
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 AT 9:00 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

No. They are packed with grease, but over time the grease will get slung out eventually.

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Alex
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Thursday, March 21st, 2019 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks.
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Thursday, March 21st, 2019 AT 9:02 AM
Tiny
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Hey guys thank you very much you were absolutely correct it was the fan modulator that was making my vehicle overheat when I was sitting in traffic thank you. Kenny
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Sunday, March 24th, 2019 AT 5:53 AM
Tiny
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Hey guys thank you also for the ABS light information the problem was wrong bearings installed or install Backward.I will have the correct bearings installed on Monday with the magnetic side face in. We had no reading from the bearings when turning HUB we got absolutely nothing. And I installed two original ABS sensors before turning hub Thank you very much. Kenny
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Sunday, March 24th, 2019 AT 6:01 AM
Tiny
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 10:29 AM
Tiny
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My car is over heating and cutting off. The tank that holds the antifreeze was replaced a few days ago. All the hoses were checked and are intact. I'd noticed antifreeze and smoke coming out of the tail pipes and the car is constantly running hot and over heating. Could you please tell me what's wrong with my car?
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I had the same problem with mine. I took it to Jaguar and told them to replace the thermostat. They called my wife and told her it was the water pump R/R the water pump $979.00. She pick the car up at the dealer 79 mile away by the time she got home it over heated. I took back the next day let over heat on them in the parking lot. This time they replaced the thermostat for free and gave me the money back for the new water pump. Long story short replace the thermostat.
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Where are the Coolant Tempature Sensors located on the 2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 V6.
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Mitchell 1 indicates that it is located on front engine "V" they do not supply a pic of the actual location, but it should look like the one in the pic.
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
2001 Jaguar X-Type 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

why does the engine heat up after starting
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Replace the thermostat that don't work get it block and pressure tested.
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hey guys I have another problem the ABS light is out which is great the bearings was in back wheels or wrong bearings now. ABS light is now out. I have a p P1075 code too rich but I haven't did the drive cycle yet. Just had the bearings put in today. What do you think that code is. Thank you Kenny
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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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I forgot to say when I step on the gas it hesitates before it takes off but when it's running on expressway it runs like a charm it also shut off in traffic. Lights unless I put it in neutral
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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 AT 1:27 PM
Tiny
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Please post your new question here, you must be logged in.

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, March 28th, 2019 AT 11:30 AM

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