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Over Heating I have a 1997 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L. The problem I had last week was it overheated and the heads cracked on me. The heads have now been replaced and all of the gaskets as well. The car started to overheat on me after a 30 minute drive on the highway. It apparently is dumping out the water from a hose that is located on the overflow/radiator pour in area. I removed the thermostat justin case it was sticking and let the car cool off for an hour before putting three gallons of water in. I noticed the gauge did not show it over heating today but the water was once again dumping out the the over flow hose. What is causing this? The fans are working, it does it with or without a thermostat and just had the heads and head gaskets replaced.

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Hi! The problem is you have air in the system . I see this all the time with these cars . OK what you need to do is put your therm. back in. First let me tell you there are two ways to fix this #1 on the therm houseing you have a little bolt that can be losend just a little, You will see fluid start to come out or a lot of steem when this happens tighten back up and problem solved. Make sure you have the over flow cap on when runing the car so that presure pushes the fluid up the hose.The other way to solve this is to take the hose off the therm houseing and fill it with fluid to the top with over flow cap on and put it back on with spilling little fluid. Start the car after eather way and I think you will be jumping for joy! I see pro machanics over look this 8 out of ten times. The problem is since you cant get to the rad to fill it gravity wont let the fluid get to the block. One more thing if the person that fixed the car say thay did that already try it again for argument sake. Hope this helps let me know how it went.

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