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Overheating but still running It has anti freeze just saw a leak i think it is the thermastat the indicator in the car has been going up and down for a month now it goes high almost as soon as I start the car

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Sounds to me like your coolant level is low. I would suggest fixing the leak that you see, overheating to many times can cause a blown head gasket which is a very expensive repair.

Good Luck, I hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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