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Why would a 1996 Dodge Avenger still overheat after replacing a broken thermostat?

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2015-07-17 17:47:36
2015-07-17 17:47:36
Teh According to BrammerCheck the radiator, make sure it isn't leaking. Also make sure the car's water pump isn't busted. You should also check the radiator cap and cooling fans you can check to see if the fans are working by turning on your air conditioner ( Fans should come on when ac is on)
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