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Overheating, boil over when I turn on the heat

Antifreeze is not mixing with oil. No smoke coming from tail pipes. Check engine light is on.

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Okay! So what I did was cut my car completely off for two days, I drained the radiator by unplugging it, I took the water hose and just let the water flow in and out from the coolant housing under the hood in the right hand corner, I also let the water flow into and out of the radiator, I plugged the radiator back up after just a few clear coats of water flowed through, I filled with 1 1/2 containers of Peak 50/50 Antifreeze/Coolant. I later in the day noticed that one of my fans were out and the other one wouldn't stay on. I ran a kill switch from the inside to the fans, only one is working due to the motor on one of them but I can guarantee that my car hasn't over heated or ran hot since I did this coolant flush. And also when you put the new coolant in make sure that the car is excessively cold. If your fans aren't spinning then that's another reason. I wish you luck.

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