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Why does car run hot, not all the time but 60% of the time, and theres no leak.

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The most common symptom of a failed thermostat is overheating at highway speeds. Your engine may be able to stay cool at low speeds because it's not working that hard, be sure coolant is ok! Good-day! the thermostat is sticking thats what it sounds like to me. its not opening properly.

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