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2002 chrysler town and country Same Overheating

Temp gauge never goes over half way. Thermostat was in backwards, still acts like it over heats after 30 min in 100 temp or 45-60 min under 100. Requries 4-6 attempts to start even if cold. replaced thermostat. Waterpump looks good and was new with engine and radiator last year.

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