Overheats at idle

Tiny
AUDILEWORK
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  • 2004 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
My 2004 4Runner overheats at idle after being at a standstill for several minutes. As soon as I start moving again the temp gauge steadily drops back down to normal (lower end of normal operating range). Engine oil and coolant levels are optimal. Cooling fan is spinning; although it doesn't spin as fast as it does when first starting the engine cold. I have been to two mechanics who say there is nothing wrong. I am at a loss for what to do next. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 8:33 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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This sounds like the clutch fan is not working right I would go ahead and replace it here are two guides to help you see what you are in for when changing the fan clutch out along with the diagrams to help you with your car below

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/fan-clutch-removal

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/fan-clutch-symptoms

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 4:47 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much this fixed my problem! I love this site.
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