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Car overheats still

Within the past week I have replaced the Thermostat, Radiator and water pump on my car and it still is overheating. I want to take the thermostat out but I dont know how. Can anyone Help? ?

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Sounds like the system has an air lock,take it to a certified mechanic and he should be able to bleed the system to get the air out,cost maybe 25-40 dollars.hope this helps if not get back to me and we'll go from there.please rate my fix as i strive to be the best,problems,just get back to me Thanks Ray

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Check to see if the cooling fan is going on when the temperature reaches normal operating temperature and above. If it's not going on, you may have to replace the switch that controls the fan operation. Let me know about the fan, I'll give you further help if needed. Don't remove the thermostat, your car will still overheat, and fuel economy and performance will also be affected.

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Just follow the upper rad. hose. it will take you to the thermostat. it should be held in with 2 ten mm.bolts. When you replace it, make sure you put it in right. The spring side goes toward the motor.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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