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Hi the most common cause of over heating is going to be either the rad fan has packed up but you should hear this when the engine gets hot if the fan is electronic and it dont start up then the chances are you need to replace the temp switch for the rad.
now the next likely cause will be the thermostat this is going to be the most likely cause as long as the fan is working.

But you need to beware that if the fan is working and the thermostat is fine then it could be that your water pump needs replacing due to fault or even leaking so check for any water leaks.

failing any of those being at fault the only other problem is going to be the head gasket but this would be last resort and the hardest job to get fixed.

you can usually check the thermostat by 2 ways the first is to get the engine hot and then switch the heater on it hottest setting then if you dont get any hot air coming out then this would be a sign the thermostat has gone, how ever if you do get heat then this could still mean the thermostat could have stuck only slightly open, so the only real way of testing it would be to take the thermostat out and have a look at it in its closed possition then boil some water and place the thermostat into the water for about 30sec to 1min then take it out and have a look to see if it has opened up, if it has then put it back in and start looking at things like water pump or water leak.
let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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Need to check that your cooling fans come on. Then verify with your hands that both radiator hose's are the same temp. after it reaches normal operating temperature. If that's okay, then your thermostat is working. Check for leaks with a pressure tester and you may also consider doing a block test for exhaust gasses in you cooling stsem which means the head gaskets may be leaking. Good luck.

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