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It overheats went idling at a light. temperature gage rises. when I check the coolant level in the store tank it overflowed. I checked the level in the radiator when it cool down you can see the tubes. I drain the store tank and fill the radiator. Drove it 20 miles on the free way it was fine until I exit the free way and drove in stop and go traffic for about 3 miles. A the stop light it begin to over heat again.

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Check that the fan is working. You do not give a make or model, so it could be the thermostatic switch, fuse or relay for an electric fan or the viscous clutch if it has that type of fan. If the water bubbles out or you see bubbles either in the radiator or the overflow, you might have a head gasket leaking into the coolant system.

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