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October 11, 2012, 3:41 pm

Analies M

Question: why does my engine try to over heat after a radiator replacement?

When i start up my car, i allow it to heat up till its at its normal range, but as i begin to drive it slowly creeps up and appears as though it is on the verge of over heating. It generally gets to about 25% over the average range, i usually taking my foot off of the gas, kill the air conditioner, and it will shoot right back down to normal and stay that way till i am done driving and park. but it does this every time i start my car... I'm not a mechanic but i know this is not good for the engine, i don't want it to warp the engine..what do you suggest i do? or what might the problem be?

October 20, 2012, 7:41 am

Ron W
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I think you have an air pocket in the cooling system. You will have to bleed the air out of it.

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