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Overheating my 2000 4cylinder vitara jeep is overheating ,fan is working, radiator is good.

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Start the car from cold,with the radiator cap off.Let the car warm up ,if bubbles apear in the top of the radiator this usualy means the head gasket has gone.

hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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