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I'm having cooling/overheating problems as well;mine all started with the timing belt breaking; then needed the water pump fixed,then noticed my car wanted to over heat after driving for awhile, then had new theromstat put in, started over heating even more, now I had new plugs and wires put in and my car wants to over heat even more so now sooner then it did before. so what could be going on; no more money for guess and by golly.

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    had that done, and hose's checked; was also checked for the two temp gauges, one that I look at inside and then in the engine itself.I was told that they could take the raditor apart, but didn't think they would find a problem after checking all the other stuff. SO!...

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    Have a compression check done to see if there's a problem with the cylinder head or head gasket.

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Its possible the timing belt is not correctly aligned. The car will still run but will have adverse problems, loss of power, poor economy, overheating. If the head gasket is wrong or improperly installed (upside down) certain cooling passages could be blocked causing the over heat. Have a different shop verify ignition timing, compression, timing belt alignment, thermostat installation direction, cooling system integrity i. e. pressure test the radiator cap and system, coolant flow through radiator, and cooling fan operation. good luck

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