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Overheating i replace the water pump and thermostat and still is over heating.the water pump is drive by the timing belt so do i need to replace the belt.

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Check the radiator and make sure that it is full of water. It can fool you sometimes after you made the repairs, and there could have been an air bubble in the system somewhere, and while you thought there was plenty of coolant, there may not have been.

Always keep the radiator cap off the radiator while filling after a repair like this until you know the stat has opened. You will know it has opened when the water level drops, or you feel warm water entering the radiator. Then replace the cap and fill the reservoir.

If you have gotten the stat hot, then I suggest replacing again as they usually fail closed, particularly when over heated.

If the belt is turning the water pump, then it doesn't need to be replaced.

Reply back if you have further questions.

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