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The 02 Sportage over heats after changing the head

I can't figure out why the sportage over heats. The timing seems right, and it starts good but it over heats even without a thermastat

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If you have done all of this look under the cooling bottle where you put the ant-freeze and see if you have a crack in it and also make sure your cooling fan is ok and there is no play in the water pump and i hope it not your headgasket.

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