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The first thing I would check is the head gaskets. Most likely this is the problem. Hopefully it is not a problem with the block. It could also have a problem in the intake area. If the engine overheats, and since we already know there is a loss of coolant, be sure the fan works, rad is good, thermostat is good and replaced, and stop driving the car.when your engine is hot it causes the water to boil and the water and the anti freeze will come out of the overflow pipe. ---------- this over heating of engine can be caused due to , there is a blockage in a hose or the radiator but that should be causing overheating. ---------------- click the link directly and check out the trouble shoot chart for more help http://www.ifitjams.com/radiator.htm -------------- thanks.this will help.thank you for using fixya.keep updated.please do rate the solution.

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SOURCE: 95 Subaru Legacy overheating, top rad hose is hot,

does your heater work? if not than your thermostat is stuck. be careful not to get the car hot as those engines are sensitive and will warp the cylinder heads quickly.

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u might have a crack motor

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SOURCE: 1997 cadillac deville overheats antifreeze comming

Check cooling system for presence of exhaust fumes. Your unit has head bolt issues and compression gasses enter cooling system. VERY expensive to repair correctly.

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