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95 dodge neon overheating

My neon is overheating after ive had the headgasket, waterpump, and thermostat replaced my radiator is even topped off with coolant and doesn't have any leaks. it seems to only overheat when the a/c is on.

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  • Michelle W Aug 19, 2008

    I have been having this issue with my 99 neon r/t too - have not been able to figure it out, i replaced the thrmastat but still the same issue, usually i just turn the heat on a bit and the temp gauge will go down, but thats not a very pleasant thing to do in the summer :)

  • hosea malika May 11, 2010

    is the fan working?

    does the heater in the car blow hot air? if not, ,bleed the system.

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Have you had your radiator fan checked ? Does it come on when it's supposed to?

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