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96 nissan maxima overheating

My car is still over heating after changing the radiator, waterpump, thermostat, and tempature sensor and had a block test done and the head gaskets are good. What are some other things I can do?

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Check or have the electric cooling fan or fans checked, to see if they are coming on, and the radiator cap checked. You've done everything else.

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