Q: Water pump / still over heating

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I recently replaced my water pump but my gauge still says it's over heating but there's not one bit of smoke coming from it and it still holds water and anti freeze and leaks a little. When I brake hard it goes straight to the red zone, I pull over and turn off the car for 10 minutes and when I turn it on, its in the middle of the gauge then when I take off, it starts over heating in about 5 minutes.

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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