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My radiator crack right in the middle of last summer. I patched it with a two parts epoxy glue because i didn't have any money to replace it and it was working righ until cracked again then i stoped using it. I ordered a new ratiator that i will receive next week but now the fans are not working and the antifreezer is at the same level and not going into the radiator. I think I messed up the water pump, the fans and the thermostat for driving the car with a cracked on the radiator. The car starts normally and I could drive it for a couple blocks just to see if it overheats but the temp looks normal and I don't see any fluids coming from the patched radiator. Please Help me with some pointers. I want to give this car to my son and buy me another jsut to get to know everything about it so i could fix it myself. Thank you very much in advance.

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First off over heating is alot more serious than people take it, you can get away with a few times but the more you do it, the sooner it will catch up to you. It hopefully is an easy fix or not, but try replacing the thermostat, they usually fail in the closed position and thats what it sounds like it did, and is now not circulating the coolant which in turn does not get hot coolant to the temp. sensor making it look like it's running at normal temperature. i would suggest getting a thermostat that opens at a lower temperature, they even have a few that fail open.

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Some times when the coolant runs low it will burn the thermostat and that will stop the flow just replace rad thermost and let it idel in drive way until the fans come on should come on between 226 and 236 degrees.if they dont come on turn ac on if equiped or defrost and they should come on. hope this helps Thunderboltz

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