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Dodge avenger 2.5

The car can idle all day won't overheat. but when you drive it it overheats but not all the time

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Hey dk432003,

Also check your radiator hoses, temp switch and temp sensors. If your hoses are very soft this means your radiator fluids arent getting circulated into your engine properly. Let your car run in idle for a while til it heats up and watch your hoses. If they look as if they are trying to breathe, the need to be replaced.

Hope this helps.

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Could be several possibilities.  Make sure the radiator fans are working.  Check radiator fluid.  Check thermostat.  Could be head gasket, any white smoke from exhaust?

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