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Radiator after repairing a hole in the radiator it occured again in the same place and when feeling the top water pipe its very hard as if it going to burst,i checked the water pump, the belt and removed the water valve and its still over heating,however the fan is working properly in getting the temp down to normal but in traffic its overheating, any suggestions.

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Hi you may have a build of rust and corrosion in the radiator, which could greatly diminish it's ability to cool the engine (slow speeds in traffic are the toughest time for a radiator to do it's job). I would recommend that the radiator be removed, taken to a radiator repair shop where it will be flushed out to remove accumulated rust and debris, checked for leaks, and tested. Another option would be to replace it w/ a new one, since it has already leaked twice. You say you removed the 'water valve', which I think you are referring to the thermostat. If that's the case, replace it w/ a new one (and new gasket) asap. Cars are designed to run at peak performance and efficiency WITH the thermostat. It controls the flow of coolant to your engine and back to the radiator, w/out it your car will be polluting more and just not running @ top performance.Let me know if you have any other questions, and the outcome! good luck! countrycurt0

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