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Q: Car overheating with new radiator

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My car is overheating. I had the radiator and thermostat replaced, among other work.

You might also have issues with your radiator cooling fan. It should spin most the time when you have your air conditioning turned on. You might also either have a clog in your system or internal engine issues. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic can assist you in diagnosis of your car’s overheating issue.

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