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Does running the ac in extreme hot weather cause engine to overheat?

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Answered 2007-09-17 11:47:02

If coolant is up to proper level and cooling fans are working - should not overheat

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The engine will overheat and the pistons will seize.


Be sure the cooling fans are functioning when the ac is running.



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