Q: Engine overheats to limit

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Car will over heat after 5 to 10 miles. I release the pressure from radiator and I'm good for another 5 miles. Notice that the heater will blow cold air and as the indicator guage goes to max it blows hot air. Car has stopped running when this is going on at stop signs. Could this be thermostat

My car has 154099 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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