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Overheating and cold heat

We have replaced the radiator due to it leaking and since being replaced, my car now overheats very rapidly and the heat is blowing over very cold air! I cant drive it at all now and need help. We have also replaced the thermostat and still having the same problem. Before radiator replacement there was no problems at all.

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Sounds like a air locked cooling system if not then look at the water pump

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