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What else can i check to solve my over heating problem allready replace water pump,thermostat, and radiator but still overheats but mostly overtrows the coolant from the vent pipe

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When i put coolant in it come out from my thermostat housing

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I can feel your frustration. It sounds like you've done all the logical stuff already. The "donut hole" in your process would seem to be not changing the water pump. The water pump as you might imagine, is responsible for circulating (pumping) the relatively cool water in the radiator into the running engine that contains the hot water. Hoses connect the two together. A thermostat is between the radiator and the engine. Once the water in the running engine gets to a certain temperature, the thermostat opens allowing the water pump to send cool water into the engine and hot water out to the radiator to be cooled. The heater core is usually on the passenger side firewall area.

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Most people think of this is a common problem of the thermostat. To make sure it is not the only problem, run your car a day or two without the thermostat to make sure it is not overheating anymore, then put in a new thermostat. Your problem is solved.
However, if your engine still has overheat without the thermostat, then there is a problem with restriction of coolant circulation through the engine from 3 followings:
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2- Water pump is bad.
3- Water jacket is clogged up.
A shop can easily determine if the water pum bad or not.
Make sure to find a reputation shop since a yo-yo shop can change your water pump first then later on determine the clogged up radiator is the culprit while you are not actually needing a water pump at the first place. Why, a good water pump still causes overheat since the radiator is clogging up. My advise is not to use a rebuilt radiator, go with a brand new one. It can last you 10 years instead of 2 years on the rebuilt one. Good luck.

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Ok, first off the cooling system has to be full and circulating for the heater to work. When we get the rest of it solved, the heater will take care of itself.

Now the overheat problem. We need to determine if the engine is overheating because of lack of coolant or the lack of coolant is because of the overheating (Boiling off).

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So, if you don't find a leak, the thermostat is the first (and least expensive) thing to address.

I hope you find this to be instrumental in solving your problem.

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