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Car is running hot what could be wrong? - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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If there are no leaks anywear the thermastat could sticking,not that expencive if you follow the radiator hose to the engine block there are 2 screws there and thats where it is

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Could be the thermostat or the fan not working

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