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Car overheats and gets stuck at 20 miles and after a minute or two it runs fine

(1999 Ford Explorer)
in San Marcos, CA on November 12, 2014
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of Cornerstone Automotive on November 13, 2014
Is the engine boiling the coolant where it leaks out the reservoir? if so most likely thermostat.If its not boiling over could be a sensor problem. Try to determine which one its doing before you bring it to shop it will help them get to the root cause faster which will save you money in the long run.Give them as much info as you can like,does it happen every time,does it do it on hot days only,does it do it when driving freeway or in town driving.
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of B&C Auto Repair on November 12, 2014
Sounds like a possible thermostat. I would have the car checked out as soon as possible before something bad happens to your engine. Or the engine is getting to hot and shutting down
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