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Over heating ,

The overflow for radiator is bubbling hot and over flowing

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Low coolant level.
2. Restricted radiator air flow.
3. Faulty thermostat.
4. Coolant pump or fans inoperative.
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6. Air in the coolant.
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