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I just checked to make sure your machine has two fans, and it does. According to Mactracker, you have a late 2007 17" MBP.

One fan not working will definitely drive temperatures up somewhat. Although 90 to 100 F is not hot enough to cause a shut down.

If you're handy, open up your MBP and clean it out on the inside by using canned air. It's possible that the right side fan is clogged with dirt and dust. Clean the fans and the vents. Maybe that right side fan will start back up and work again.

Instructions and tools needed to open it up can be found at iFixit: The free repair manual by looking up your model number. Just follow the step by step guide.
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