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Van has a new water pump and a new thermostat, we also replaced the radiator which was leaking. the van will still overheat when idling. What is my next step?

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Are the cooling fans working?have seen cooling fan relay problems with these vehicles..located under left headlamp..riveted in place..remove 2 bolts on top of headlamp and 2 nuts behind near air cleaner top housing..pin 4 of connector has battery power on it..pin 1 is ground..pin 3 is output..jump pins 3 and 4..fans should run..if they do,most likely relay is bad..but make sure fans are coming on first..let me know

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This could be a multitude of things:

Stuck closed thermostat.

Cooling fan not coming on.

Clogged radiator.

Low on coolant.

Water pump failing/leaking.

Head gasket blown, leaking exhaust into antifreeze.

Clogged catalytic converter.

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Head Gasket: If you smell exhaust fumes in your coolant reservois tank, then you got a blown head gasket.

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Cooling fan: If mechanical it'll be spinning. If electrical, it should come on automatically with the A/C, or when it gets hot.

Water pump: Will be leaking from the front if it needs replaced. On a van, it's a tough job.

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