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My 1998 ford econoline is overheating, I flushed the water and replaced it with antifreeze but its still overheating

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Hi! most likely that you may have a bad sensor or a vacuum leak by the engine. Start the ignition and safely check under the hood, check the engine from top to bottom and see or hear some unusual sound noise, you may also check infront of the rediator, sometimes the leak start there and it gets transfer to the AC compressor. best of luck.

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