My 1997 Dodge intrepid is running hot.

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Asked by Dec 30, 2010 at 03:45 PM about the 1997 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 97 intrepid is running hot. Both my fans have stopped working. I replaced the relays and fuses for the fans and they still will not work. They work  just fine if i hot wire them. However, even hotwired, the fans aren't keeping the car cooled down. I've replaced the thermostat and the heat sensor next to the thermostat. I don't see any visible leaks, but do smell antifreeze when the car begins overheating. This is a 97 dodge intrepid, 3.5 V6. What are the other possibilities for my overheating and for my fans not working? Thanks in advance.

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Head gasket may be bad. Burning water will make a motor real hot.

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I took the intake off to find it didn't even have a gasket on it. I put a new gasket on it and found the air charge temperature sensor to be bad. I have one ordered. Hoping it's not anything to do with the head or head gasket.

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The extra air would cause it to run lean and a lean motor runs hot plus the bad sensor

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The car has two fans. I'm certain one is the ac fan. The other will not kick on, however. Is this due to the bad sensor?

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