Q: Car running hot even though I added antifreeze

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My car is overheating. I added antifreeze but it still runs hot. There is still some antifreeze in the reservoir.

The cooling system on this car has more than one problem that are common. The radiator clogged, thermostat and the cooling fan are the top three most common failures on the vehicle and would need further diagnostics to narrow the problem for you. I recommend you have a mechanic like ones from YourMechanic, to first inspect and replace your cooling fan, if needed.

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