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My 2002 Kia Sportage overheats. I have replaced the Thermostat, sensors, fan and fan clutch assy., hoses and radiator and it still overheats in stop and go traffic. The fan appears to be working. If I drive down the street at 40 miles per hour or faster, it won't overheat. Could it be the water pump or should I search for a less costly and less intrusive fix. PLEASE Advise

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  • asmith41265 Jun 26, 2009

    I replaced the entire radiator......don't you mean the "heater core"?

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Unfortunately, I refer to repairs of this type as "search and repair missions"...You've overlooked the radiator core...the only thing left and probably the culprit. ($180)
Good Luck

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