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Q: Truck overheating

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My truck is overheating.

A: If your coolant is low, you may have a leak...

If your coolant is low, you may have a leak that needs repaired. If your coolant level is normal, the problem may be with your thermostat (this part regulates engine temp), the cooling fan, or radiator. You need to have a trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your overheating issue to get your car safely on the road and prevent any damage to your engine.

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