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My card when speeded at around 50km plus gets heated and AC stops working.. the coolant indicator runs towards the red mark and car needs top be stopped for 10-15 mins.. what could be the problem? have the gas kit in the engine burst?

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The most likely problem is your themostat is stuck in the closed position, not allowing the radiator to do it's job of cooling you engine. Also, check to make sure your radiator fan turns on once your car is warmed up, if it's not on that also will cause your car to overheat.The worst possible problem could be a blown head gasket, in which case you have to take the car to a shop. Now, for the AC issue, you car is designed to turn off the AC system when it detects that the engine is overheating, this is to help prevent engine damage. Once you have the overheating problem solved your AC will work fine.

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