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My malibu 03 heats up could the radiator be clogged? i changed the spark plugs plus the water pump, the upper hose and the bottom hose, and the thermostat i dont think there are leaks in the coolant tank, but the coolant tank does have a burnt smell to it.... i havent drained anything yet either could that be the problem?

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You may have air trapped in the system. Air can get sucked into the system if you have a loose hose or a bad seal on the radiator cap or the over fill tanks cap. Try to see if your vehicle has any bleeder valves. Should be at the highest point in the cooling system where the air gets trapped.

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