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My 2003 Hyundai Matrix appears to be overheating but cools down when the internal heating system is turned on full. Is this the water pump failing?

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Not sure here without getting it hot and running my hands over the rad to see if its hot around the edges and cool in the centre where the fan is as this will signify a chocked up radiator but if its cooling with the heater on full blow then i would suspect a cooling fan fault ,as a water pump plastic impeller fault would not push the water through the heater matrix ,Also i dont think this vehicle has the plastic impeller but a metal one if my memory serves me correctly ,check the cooling fan electrics as iam sure this is a temperature switch fault

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