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My 2002 Dodge Stratus has been over heating off and on for over a year and we have replaced the thermostat twice and changed the water pump and it still overheats am I missing something? I just had the last thermostat replaced over a week ago.

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Check your fuses. Your blower motor fuse may be out.

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Have your entire cooling system (includes heater core) professionally flushed.

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Make sure thermostat switch working properly, the thermostate sensor sense the temperature and kick on the cooling fans on and off, also make sure both fans are working properly. assuming every thing is working properly, check the dip stick to make sure there is no water mix in the oil, another sign of leaking head gasket will also will cause the engine run a bit hotter than normal.

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