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1999 Grand Am Overheating

After driving only about ten minutes my car got really hot and the red light came on. I had a mechanic take a look. he checked the oil for traces of antifreeze and there was none. my coolant was full, my water pump was not leaking. I had it at a garage that doesn't handle radiators so he thought it may be the thermostat and was not likely to be head gaskets or anything serious...does this seem right? is it only a thermostat?

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The mechanic was correct the thermostat is stuck open therefore not allowing the cooling system to do its job. it is usually fairly easy to change and inexspensive if done yourself or by a friend who knows waht they are doing. i would not drive vehichle until repaired as it can cause extreme damage to auto

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