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There are a handful of possiblilities. T-stat is one, too weak of antifreeze, leak/low coolant, internal plugging, cooling fan not working off the top of my head.

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Q: When your car is over heating is the thermostat gone?
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it can be many stuff but in your place i would check first the coolant level and the thermostat

How do you know if your car needs a new thermostat?

If your radiator isnt leaking and car is having a over heating problem and coolant spewing out. Chances are your thermostat needs replaced. possible the radiator needs to be flushed. But more likley its thermostat

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Have replaced the t-stat in my car It did not have one when i got the car And now the car is over heating and the heater will not blow hot air Don't think it is heater core?

Sounds to me that the thermostat is in backwards.

How do you know when a thermostat has gone bad?

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