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My engine cooling module or radiator assembly will not hold its fluid. It is back filling into my reserver tank. The fluid makes my reserver tank fluid boil. The gages says that the car is not overheating. When I check fill tube for the radiator, it is always empty. The oil is clean with no contaimination of radiator fluid. What is the problem?

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Your radiator might be air bound or clogged. When the car gets up to temperature and the thermostat opens shut the car off and try to feel all the corners of the rad. if its cool in any spot you might need a flush or new radiator. (When thermostat opens let car run for about 5 min before shutting down) Hope this helps

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