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Car overheated Mechanic did a pressure check and also told me I had a small crack in the plastic reservoir and need a replacement. I was also told I would need a complete radiator flush which would be costly. A friend mentioned that it might also be a thermostat problem. I am scheduled tomorrow morning and want to have a correct diagnosis and remedy. What else can you tell me about the thermostat? If the reservoir is replaced and I still have the same problem, of course I want to have both fixed together if I have to. Is the flush the right thing to do? How much should I expect to pay for parts and labor for a job like this?? Thanks for helping me.

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