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Radiator could be plugged up,try flushing it out,or do a pressure check on the radiator

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Head gasket blown, leaking exhaust into antifreeze.

Clogged catalytic converter.

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Coolant: If low, simply fill with distilled water and coolant. Low levels will let engine over heat.

Radiator: If there are cold-to-the-touch spots on the radiator after it should be warmed up, then a clogged is probably occuring. Have radiator flushed.

Head Gasket: If you smell exhaust fumes in your coolant reservois tank, then you got a blown head gasket.

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