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ONCE I START DRIVING MY CAR WITHIN 5MINUTES IT STARTS RUNNING HOT. IT HAS ANTIFREEZE NO LEAKS JUST RUNNING HOT

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  • dsburfitt
    dsburfitt Oct 25, 2012

    is the rad fan working?

  • ashleylea198
    ashleylea198 Oct 25, 2012

    YES IT IS RUNNING

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You need the thermostat changed. Does the heater work?

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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replace your thermostat and for restrictions in your hoses

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