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1996 ford taurus overheating

I have a 1996 ford taurus that is overheating. thermostat and coolant was changed.the water is still backing up out of the reservoir but no other leaks found. could it be a blown fuse.what other possible causes?

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It could be water pump, radiator fan, check system for leaks, or you might need a new radiator


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