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My car is overheating for some reason. I got an oil change the other day, and as soon as i got it, it started to run hot. I have a 4.6L V8 with at least over 200K.

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  • cmitchell_92 Jul 13, 2009

    All of that is working fine. My fan is coming on, thermostat is working, no leaks, brand spankin new radiator, everything. Could you explain what it means to have a blocked radiator core, and what the symptoms are?

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First look for signs of coolant leakage at the water pump, radiator hoses, thermostat, transmission coolant lines, and intake gasket. If you're leaking at the water pump replace it. If you have no coolant loss check to see if your coolant fan is coming on. If all is fine then you probably have a faulty thermostat. If it still overheats you may have a blocked radiator core.

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