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Most people think of this is a common problem of the thermostat. To make sure it is not the only problem, run your car a day or two without the thermostat to make sure it is not overheating anymore, then put in a new thermostat. Your problem is solved.
However, if your engine still has overheat without the thermostat, then there is a problem with restriction of coolant circulation through the engine from 3 followings:
1- Radiator clogged up.
2- Water pump is bad.
3- Water jacket is clogged up.
A shop can easily determine if the water pum bad or not.
Make sure to find a reputation shop since a yo-yo shop can change your water pump first then later on determine the clogged up radiator is the culprit while you are not actually needing a water pump at the first place. Why, a good water pump still causes overheat since the radiator is clogging up. My advise is not to use a rebuilt radiator, go with a brand new one. It can last you 10 years instead of 2 years on the rebuilt one. Good luck.

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