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Q: Car overheating

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My car is overheating.

A: There may be an issue with a leaking radiat...

There may be an issue with a leaking radiator or stuck thermostat or bad water pump on this engine. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle’s overheating issue for you. I recommend you do not drive the vehicle until you have the system checked so you do not cause the engine any additional overheating damage.

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