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I replaced the thermostat and water pump and the car still over heats. Another guy told me to check the oil to make sure a head gasket wasn't gone and it was fine. Another guy said something about bleeding the air out but I cant find a bleeder. What else could it be?

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There are a number of things that one needs to look at. Make and year? Miles on the car? was the water that you drained from the radiator really rusty or clear? If rusty a back flush may ,"may" be needed. When does the car heat up? At idle after driving it...on the road at hwy speeds....does it heat up quickly or take awhile....etc. Does the car have thermostatically controlled fans? If so are they functioning properly. Have you left the radiator cap off the radiator and started the car alowing it to reach operating temp and looking in the radiator to see if the water is flowing? If the car is old and the water was really rusty it may be that the radiator is partially pluged. Hope this helps. Texas Street Rodder

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    cmillbrooks Feb 15, 2012

    I has the same problem with my Intrigue and I had to have the coolant cap replace( this keep the engine pressure down) and I had to have the thermostat housing replaced

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