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Add anti-freeze every 2 wks.. starts to over heat when in town driving..

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SOUND LIKE COOLANT FANS NOT COMING ON.CHECK COOLANT FAN FUSE AND RELAY.IF FUSE RELAY GOOD.CHECK TO SEE IF COOLANT FANS RUNNING WHEN ENGINE OVERHEATING.IF NOT YOU HAVE A FAULTY COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR OR FAULTY FAN MOTOR.HOT WIRE FAN MOTOR TO SEE IF ITS WORKING.

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Check the radiator hoses for pin hole leaks. if not you may need to replace water pump . when running squeeze hoses and see if hoses have plenty of pressure in them if they don't that means pump isn't pumping water it will need replacing sometimes when they go up they will leak from the water pump diaphragm.

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Sounds like a problem with the thermostat stuck closed and foorcing antifreese out the overflow leaving you with over heating car replace should fix problem around 20 bucks

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