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Check the coolant level,then run the car and check for leaks.while the engine is heating up,feel the bottom radiator hose and ensure it is getting hot.if not then its likely to be a faulty thermostat.if it is getting hot,remove the coolant cap (not when the engine is hot or you'll get scalded!!) and watch for the water bubbling.if it is then the cylinder head gasket may be blown.hope this helps

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • monster88 Oct 11, 2008

    also when the temperature guage is in the middle,check that the fan comes on for a few seconds then goes off again

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