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Could the heater core be a problem for the car overheating.my car keeps over heatin i check my head gasket and radiato hoses and also my thermostat but car still over heats. but i found that my antifreeze was leaking inside of the car

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Yes!...If you have any coolant leaks anywhere the system will not retain enough coolant to circulate and will cause the engine to overheat.

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....the anti freeze inside your car is usually caused by the heater core leaking ....if your antifreeze level goes to low due to this your car will def over heat ...first solve the leaky heater core ....(you usually need to replace it )...then see if that solves your over heating .....also replace your thermostate ....usually a good idea even if you think it's working

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Yes this could be the problem and it is a very hard job to do. The dash will have to come out to get to the box that holds your heater core:)

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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sounds like you have done a lot with this there is a few things that you can do to ensue every thing is running right.
first if you can get a handheld thermal gun and check the temperature at the temp sensor on the radiator or block then see what it reads compared to the guage to ensure the guage is correct.
next check the temperature at both the top and the bottom of the radiatoer if there is a big difference in temps the radiator is partially blocked a radiator will increase 30 to 100 degrees if the radiator is 20 percent blocked.. also check to ensure that the radiator hoses are not collapsing.
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