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Just put the car in a heated garage for a few hours then try it again.
Posted on Apr 16, 2015
Hope it had antifreeze in it to begins with. If so a new pump may do the trick. Could be the heatercore is blocked also.
Posted on Apr 16, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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First not knowing what's been done I will have to give you general information on what to check first. This is going without knowing if your mechanic did everything right to start with. The first thing to check is oil level, if the oil is low it will overheat, if it's automatic be sure that fluid is red and not burnt. Next is the oil overdue for change? If not then the next thing to check would be the radiator and ac condenser. Use a flashlight to see if it is plugged with bugs, do it in a dark garage without it running and cool. If you see a lot of bugs and grass it needs to be cleaned and should be taken to a mechanic anyway. If it is clear the next thing to check is the Radiator cap, look for broken Gaskets or a bad rubber gasket. Next if you're not sure pull it off and take it to AutoZone where they can perform a pressure test to see if it's bypassing (won't hold pressure) while the cap is off be sure the radiator is full of antifreeze, also the antifreeze should be replaced every two years. Next make sure the belts are tight and last if you buy cheap gas we have seen problems with fuel that has too much ethanol in it and causing over heating problems This one is harder to prove but if everything else is ok in my write up so far then suspect this to be the issue and Buy Premium gas at least one tank and see if that helps. Normally the check engine light would come on and give a lean code so if the check engine light is not on then this may not be your problem. One last thing it could be is the catalytic converter could be plugging and causing to overheat. In this situation you need an Infrared Temp tester to see if the Cat is working if this does not find the solution let me know and I can give you some more things to check. It would be helpful to know if it heats up when driving on a highway or in town traffic. If it does it only on in town traffic that means it's likely the fan switch I hope this helps.
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