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Over heating i have a 1996 ford probe gt. we have just replaced the radiator and it is still over heating plus it is making a tapping noise. can you give me an idea on what could be the problem. my email addy is thanx

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When you are running the car,do the cooling fans come on? What was the reason for replacing the radiator? After you installed it did you have the system pressure tested? Something as simple as a bad radiatior cap can cause an overheat.Another thing to check is the temperature the coolant temp sensor is sending to the on board computer. The noise you are hearing, is it coming from the valve cover? Send the info back and include the engine and the transmission type. Thanks

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