Overheating with A/C

Tiny
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  • 1998 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 191,000 MILES
My car overheats after a long drive in the heat with the A/C on. After driving for awhile in the heat the car’s temperature starts to go up. Once the A/C is turned off it stops increasing and returns to normal. Even if I wait a bit and turn it back on it still overheats. What would the issue be? Both the coolant reservoir and the radiator are filled with coolant. I believe there is one fan. And such fan does spin. Note: A/C can work in extreme heat for awhile and works perfectly fine in not so extreme heat. It’s the long drive that causes it to overheat. Even during overheating the A/C blows cold air.
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Monday, July 6th, 2020 AT 11:11 AM

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Tiny
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This sounds like the radiator is plugged either internally or externally. I would take a garden hose and spray through the radiator both from behind and then in front of the cooling fins. check out this guide below:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 AT 12:32 PM

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