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My 1991 Lincoln Town Car keeps overheating even after replacing the radiator, what could be the problem

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I would first suggest a cooling system pressure test. This will tell you if you have a coolant leak. If the coolant system holds pressure then your next place would be to make sure the cooling fans are working or if this is still using a fixed fan make sure the clutch on the fan is engaging.
If all of these thing test out then I would replace the thermostat. After replacing the thermostat you should be able to see water moving in the radiator after the car reaches operating temperature. If you don't see any movement then you will likely have to replace the water pump.

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