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Overheating new water pump and thermostat no heat

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Assuming it is full of coolant, I would probably take the thermostat back out and run it without it to make sure you don't have a blockage in the engine block.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

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SOURCE: my 1995 dakota is overheating, replaced water pump, thermostat, fan. What to do????

if the fan is working properly, the only thing left to check is the radiator...

i may be clogged or damaged so the water can't travel in it properly...

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: How common is a stuck thermostat or overheating.

A stuck thermostat is fairly common (especially if it's original on your truck). If the thermostat is stuck, its common for antifreeze to back up into the reservoir tank. I

A bad water pump will normally overheat at lower speeds. If you notice the engine temp comes down when you turn on the heater, it's most likely the water pump.
Best of luck.
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Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 grand caravan overheating

Replace the fan switch first.Thats a comon part to fail.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 3.9 v6 Dodge...new water pump..new

Need a new electric fan.

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SOURCE: 2006 Dodge Magnum keeps overheating

Observe the car's engine as it runs for 10 minutes to ensure that the electric fan for the radiator is coming on, if not either the fan relay, fan's coolant temp. sensor, or the fan itself is bad, try the relay first it is the least expensive, if this is the type of vehicle that has no electric fan replace the clutch fan.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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  3. A faulty or malfunctioning water pump prevents adequate engine coolant flow and can cause a car to overheat. A water pump serves to pressurize and propel engine coolant throughout a car's engine and radiator to increase the heat-reducing capabilities of engine coolant. A faulty water pump loses its ability to adequately pump and propel engine coolant, and can cause a car to overheat.
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  5. A leaky engine coolant system reduces the level of circulating engine coolant, which increases engine temperature and leads to engine overheating. Radiators, water pumps, and coolant system hoses and seals--all of these coolant system parts can develop leaks, which can result in low coolant levels and engine overheating.
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