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Almost overheating,thermostat?waterpump?

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While your car is running and, warmed up; squeeze the top radiator hose; if you feel coolant flowing your thermostat is open and your waterpump is working if your waterpump fails it usually drips coolant out of a "weep" hole on to the ground first.

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The thermostat does fail more frequently. Check the condition of the antifreeze, look for sediment build up inside reservoir and the radiator. Normal running temp. is 195 degrees. The more info you can give, the better.

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If you still believe all of the above components are OK, then have your cooling system "pressure tested". This test should be done, before looking further at other electrical components.

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