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My 1998 Honda Civic runs hot after A/C on for a while even though there is plenty of antifreeze in container. Replaced thermostat 6 months ago. What do I do next?

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Take it for a drive and when its hot feel both pipes coming out of the radiator.if both are hot then the thermostat and water pump is ok.then check if your fan is working.it should start spinning automatically when the temperature gets high without the A/C on.If thats ok then check if the radiator is clear in the front and that nothing is blocking the air from flowing through it to cool the water and antifreeze.

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