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Buick radiator overheating

After adding the antifreeze why am i having no heat and overheating problems in the radiator.If you could help me that would be great.

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I had that problem as well, turned out the fan wasnt kicking on because the fuse was hanging out.. However, the radiator is quite tricky on mine. It leaks one day, then is okay the next...

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I have had radiators where from age the fins lost proper thermo contact to the radiator, and thus had overheating. I have also had a bad thermostat cause similiar faults.

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