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My jeep keeps overheating. why would that happen?

My jeep keeps overheating. i would let it completely cool off. looked inside the radiator and resevor which both were full. i could then drive it another 1or 2 miles before i would start to hear a clanking noise. the fast i would go or any slight of hill would make the gauge on my dash raise. so whats my problem?

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Sounds like the water pump is shot.

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