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My 2000 intrigue is overheating. I've already changed the thermostat and coolant. Any ideas? It seems to happen most if I drive a short distance, turn it off, and then turn it back on to drive home.

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Have a look while its idling to check and see if the cooling fans are engaging. Regards Johngee

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Water pump may be bad or the radiator could be clogged. May also check to make sure the cooling fans are working properly.

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