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I have a 99 Ford Taurus that continues to overheat. Last November I replaced the thermostat and it's housing. I also flushed the radiator out, but continues to overheat especially while idling. Does anyone know what I should do next? I appreciate all information. Thank you

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Start with the bascis, need good coolant in the system, if you have been adding a lot of water then you need to drain and fill with fresh coolant, you have allready replaced the thermostat, make sure you have no coolant leaks, would be easy to notice due to coolant on the ground or tracing, do you have good air flow throught your radiator assy, if the front grille area is clogged with dirt/bugs/debrie then it has no way to transfer heat from the coolant, need to check and clean it out, next would be to check and or repace your water pump, the fins on the back side of the pully which you cannot see untill you pull of the water pump could have rusted away which means no flow.

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