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Dies when the car heats up

Runs sluggish as the temperature gauge as the car heats up and dies when it gets too hot will start but will just die again. soon as the car cools down it is fine

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Check for blockage in the radiator. Flushing the cooling system will not fix a partially plugged radiator. Replace radiator with new to repair problem.

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