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I have 2006 lancer,yestarday my car stop on the road due to engine overheat,then we found the radiator top cover was cracked and we replaced the top cover with a new one.Now the engine gets overheated in stop condition (idle condition),so could you please advice me what to do in this case.

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Sounds like the thermostat is stuck closed and letting car over heat like a 8 dollar fix replace it and the gasket too for thermostat

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Also check an make sure the cooling fan or fans are operating it might have a bad sensor , relay or fuse.

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This will not be rectified by changing the gaskets on the rocker covers. That just stops engine oil leaking out from around the edges of the rocker covers.

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