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Overheating my car ran hot.i had to pull over, it was smoking, so i let it cool off, afterwards i put water and antifreeze in it, but the thermostat was raised all the way into the res zone. help!!!

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Fact 1 Thermostat controls minimum engine temp
Fact 2 Cooling system controls maximum engine temp.
New thermostats fail in open mode to make sure that the car won't overheat. Overheating is usually caused by faulty cooling fan, low coolant, faulty fan control {electric fan}. If overheating is severe enough it can cause engine problems such as blown hoses and or cylinder head gasket failure. Suggest you have all of the cooling systems checked. It should not be very expensive to have the systems checked but always get an estimate first.Good luck Moe

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Your thermostat is either no good or is stuck.replace it.and now you need to check the sides of the radiator(tubes) for a crack.

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