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Engine wants to run hot, especially when the air is running. Changed the thermostat and it does the same thing. Just have flushed the system out, took the thermostat out, and it still gets hot.

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A loose belt can cause an engine to run hot. Such as the tensioner not keeping tension on the belt causing the belt to slip preventing the water pump to turn correct. Also the overflow tank cap can cause a engine to overheat. Have the cap pressure tested. Which is usually free at your local parts store.

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