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I have a 1994 Grand Am 2.3 sohc. Has a new radiator, new thermastat, 3 year old water pump and when driving around town it runs over 220. On freeway stays at 180. Can you help me? Thanks.

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I would start by making sure your electric cooling fan is working.

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1. Remove negative battery cable
2. Open radiator valve - drain cooling system
3. Remove cooling fan and shroud
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5. Remove water pump pulley from hub
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7. Loosen heater hose coolant return tube mounting bolt and nut.
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