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What could cause a Pontiac Montana to shut off after 10 minutes but not overheat?


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2006-06-16 16:20:20
2006-06-16 16:20:20

your radiator fan not getting power... make sure that you hear it turn on if not then you have to check the wiring or plug or the fan itself just died...


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