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My 97 ca valier 2 door coupe keeps overheating. I"ve flushed the radiator and put a brand new thermostat in and it still goes from cool to in the red in 5 minutes whats up?

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Hi, Have you chhecked the Cooling fan to make sure its running,when engine is at operating temps?

You also have Cooling Fan Sensors and cooling Fan relays,You'll want to check them in your Fuse Block and you also have a Relay and Fuse Block under your Hood, It should be under a plastic cover,on it on the inside it will show you where and what Fuse or Relay goes to.

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