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Old 08-25-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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99 323i overheats when ideling! HELP!!!

I just bought a 99 bmw 323i and drove it from LA to Seattle. The car drove perfect the whole way except for when I was waiting at a drive thru sitting at idle for a few minutes and noticed that the car started to overheat. The second i started driving it went right back down to normal. I'm guessing it has to do with my fan. I've never heard it some on so i'm assuming a realy maybe?? First off, can anyone tell me where that relay is located and second, any other ideas what the issue could be?
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: 99 323i overheats when ideling! HELP!!!

I would guess the fan clutch is bad, in my limited experience ('88 750 and 90 325ic) the symptom you describe points at the fan clutch
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:25 PM   #3
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Re: 99 323i overheats when ideling! HELP!!!

you should go to the nearest carwash and clean your radiator and condenser. Make sure you open the pressure washer nozzle.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: 99 323i overheats when ideling! HELP!!!

try cleaning your radiator first... and if it continues then I would blame it on the relays.
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