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Q: Heating up and reservoir overflowing

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My truck is overheating and it's overflowing cooling liquid from reservoir

My car has 33000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This suggests you may have a cooling system...

This suggests you may have a cooling system problem. This can be caused by a faulty thermostat, a bad cooling fan relay, a clogged radiator, or potentially even a blown head gasket. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the overheating issue firsthand for an accurate repair.

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