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97 cadillac eldorado trng i put a new water pump

97 cadillac eldorado trng i put a new water pump and new thermostat and the carr still runs hot its

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Is the fan coming on? are you losing water out the radiator? if the head gasket is blown it can be blown into the oilpan the oil will be milky it can be leaking out the side of the heaqd at the block or going into the cylinders and out the exhaust you can also have a bad thermostat i have bought bad new ones one way to test it is take it out and boil it in a pan of water it should open about 180 to 190

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