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car runs hot, has new radiator, lines were flushed out new thermostat on 1997 Ford Contour

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car runs hot, has new radiator, new head gasket, new thermostat.
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First of all, is the vehicle actually running hot or could you be getting a faulty reading from a temperature gauge? If it is truly running hot, inspect the cooling fan operation. This system has a two speed fan operation that should run on high when it is running at a higher temperature. A laser temperature gun is helpful in checking for even coolant flow. If all else proves to be fine, the water pump impellors may be an issue.