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My temp gauge goes into the red after about 8 to 10 minutes of driving, coolant bubbles yet no heat comes out from the heater. It has plenty of coolant and a new water pump was installed 10 months ago. Thnx in advance for any help, oh, this is a 4 cyl 01 stratus...

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Change the coolant sensore and check the fan is working or no and also check for reverse spin of your fan the fan moving facing to engine not going to out from engine

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