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1989 Ford Escort GT overheating

1989 ford escort gt it is over heating. I changed the thermostat and replaced the radiator, though the radiator is used. I cant afford a new one. It still over heats. I was told that I could run the car without the thermostat but just could not let it set and idol. I did not like that idea though it did try it just to see if it would overheat and it did overheat. I was told that it could be the water pump or the heater core. I bought a new heater core though did not put it in, I could not figure out how to get to the one in the car. So now I am looking for advise on weather to continue with trying to install the new heater core or should I be looking in a different direction.

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Sounds like to me it would be your water pump before a heater core. When the water pump goes out, it stops pumping the coolant through the system which is what would cause it to still overheat even with the thermostat out. Change the water pump and you should be good. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for using FixYa!

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