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Why is very hot. everyday temp. hi temp red color. Cooling level ok. fan ok. relay ok. pump and belt ok. I dont stand why very hot engine motor radiator is clean. Thanks for your solution problem. Sorry for my english. Im speak spanish

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    Jeremy W. Oct 03, 2010

    Have you replaced the thermostat?

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You need to replace the thermostat

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