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Car running hot

I have a 1994 Mercury Sable 3.8 and it keeps running hot.I have changed the radiator,and several hoses.I cannot run the air. Should I junk the car or just try to fix it?

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  • darlahollowa Jul 18, 2009


  • darlahollowa Jul 18, 2009

    where is the water pump and is it easily accessible? I dont mind getting dirty do you think this is something a woman could do

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    warlock61 May 11, 2010

    is the vehicle losing coolant?


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Try to fixed it first try to check the water pump maybe you need to replace the water pump that's why you are running hot.

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