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Is getting hot. i had fix the thermostat,a couple of hose that were old,radiator is goo. i had put the fan direct. still running hot. please help

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Make sure u get the air out of cooling sysem,if all air is out of system ,,ur radiator is cloged up or timming is low or high ,or head gasket ,head,or crack in head or block

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A couple of questions and a couple of answers
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  • By the Radiator fan runs perfectly do you mean it spins? if the clutch is worn then you can have overheating issues when it is sitting still or while driving.
  • The gentleman who told you it couldn't be the head gasket is truthful. If the radiator build enough pressure up while it was hot to blow off the radiator hose then the gasket is sealed or it would of just flooded the block instead.
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  3. Did you put an OEM water pump in the vehicle? If not did it get put in the car going the correct direction? OEM pumps have flat blades meaning it does not matter the direction Most aftermarket have curved ones causing the water pump to not function properly.
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if its the thermostat your lucky easy fix just replace it but wait until the engine is cold the bolts are a nightmare to get to you have to take off air hose and disconnect a couple coolant hoses move them aside to get to the thermostat housing on the side of the engine tricky getting to that bolt.

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hope this helps don't forget to rate if I was helpful.
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