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Its over heating then it cool then it overheats again. New waterpump, radiator,

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Thermostat? temp sensor going bad, check out the simple things first.

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Why dose my car over heat

wow could be a lot of reasons depending on how long it takes to overheat.The following are some but more info needed so as to be precise in instruction and diagnosis.
1.Thermostat jammed shut(will heat very quickly and one hose will seem cold when radiator is hot).
2.Radiator blocked with rust etc inside from age or lack of good coolant inside.
3.The cooling fins all rotted away from radiator being old.
4.The fans not turning on when needed-either a sensor fault or fan dead.if it is a viscous type fan then it is not locking up when engine hot.
5.coolant leak and level low.
6.a blown head gasket. belt running waterpump pulley is worn,loose or fallen off from breaking.
8.low oil level and dirty
9.waterpump impellor inside is rusted away or damaged
10.engine timing is seriously out .
and quite a few more reasons.
Try running your heater on full and the fan on maximun when it heats.Does this help cool it?if so get your radiator and cooling system cleaned out and recheck.
If it is cold to the vents,check your coolant level safely when it is cool enough to do this.
I hope these checks help you,or get back with your further findings from these checks

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Try turning the heat on high when you're towing. If this helps, you could try flushing your cooling system. But you probably need a new radiator. Good luck.

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the AC puts an extra load on the cooling system in your car. a short descriptive reason is that the AC condensor is in front of the radiator therefore the heat it emits is dumped into the radiator cooling fins. so when your car overheats when the AC is on and dont overheat when its off its an early warning sign that something in your engine cooling system is going bad. such as thermastat or waterpump. or it could mean your radiator need flushing from the inside and the fins could be clogged with dirt and bugs that get past the grille. try cleaning the cooling system fins first the ac condensor and radiator see if water will sprat through the grill into the fan with your water hose. then if cleaning check all the other items i mentioned good luck james

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