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Car overheating when idleing but stops when gas is pressed

Just changed busted radiator but its overheating when idleing but immediatly drops to normal when i gas it new radiator NEED A SOLOUTION PLEASE

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Make sure radiator fan is working and make sure radiator fan switch is good and check thermostat too.

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