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My van started overheating after a below freezing night. When I started it, the belt was squealing. After a short time the temp was up and the high temp light came on. After I shut it off, the coolant reservoir was full and cold and the upper hose was cold. The cooling fans were on, then turned off. Also, I got no heat out of the dashboard fans. I did not notice any water under the van.

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Your anti freeze was weak and froze.the belts squealing was due from the pump was froze (ice). Put your car in your garage and use a heat gun around the engine block to warm the metal so internal temperature will rise and melt the ice.once defrosted star the car and check coolant level.use hydromiter to check your anti freeze. Should be 30 to 40 below zero.

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May need to have your heater core replaced. I highly suggest having the entire cooling system flushed and inspected. If possible, replace both upper and lower radiator hoses as well as the heater core hoses.

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