Q: My car was overheating and when I turned the heater on, it would blow cold air. I just replaced the thermostat and my car is still overheating

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My car was overheating and when I turned the heater on, it would blow cold air. I just replaced the thermostat and my car is still overheating
My car has an automatic transmission.

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