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Having to keep putting water in car and the temperature gauge goes up and then its starts to run hot what could it be

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Hey, first. the ideal coolant mixture is 50% coolant and 50% distilled water. So just adding water is not the best thing.

Second, if you have to keep adding coolant or water to your radiator, you likely have a leak. You can go to the Auto Parts Store and get some Radiator Stop Leak and pour it in there and see if that helps. You may just have a small hole somewhere.

You could also take it to a shop and tell them to check for a leak in the radiator.

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