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I have a problem with it over heating ! I put a new rad. New thermastate in it even change the cooling temp. Senor ! But after all that the damn thing still overheats what can i do to slove this !

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The problem may be the water pump,as you have changed everything else that is all it can be,but before you replace it check the bottom radiator hose to make sure it has not gone soft, sometimes when this happens the bottom hose will flatten when the engine is reving not letting the water circulate.......hope this helps..........cheers

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