Hi everyone! First time poster and total car n00b here.
I've had some ongoing overheating problems with my 2001 Dodge Neon. Replaced radiator, thermostat, and many other components. The issue is that the car runs fine while it driving, but if I drive it for a while, then stop the engine, when I turn it back on shortly thereafter, the engine temp is VERY high. Usually I cannot drive it again without letting it cool for a few hours. For a while, once I stopped the car, the coolant would slowly heat up and start to boil. The boiling was fixed by replacing the radiator cap. But the car still overheats if it is driven, stopped, then driven again.
From what I can tell, the fan is working fine - but NOT when the car is off. If the engine is hot, the radiator fan SHOULD come on to cool the engine after turning it off, right? What would cause my radiator fan to stop coming on when the engine is turned off? I've put so much time and money into trying to fix this. Please help!