Something in the cooling system isn't working as well as it should. So when the extra heat created by the condenser (the small radiator looking thing in front of your real radiator) is thrown into the mix, the car gets hot.
Just about the only thing it could be is your missing parts of the fan shroud, the the fan clutch isn't working.
Try this test.
WITH THE ENGINE OFF
with the engine cold spin the fan by hand, it wont freespin, but it should turn.
Now drive somewhere and get the engine good and hot.
WITH THE ENGINE OFF.
Spin the fan again, it should be very difficult to turn the fan when the engine is hot.
Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 6:10 PM