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Car runs hot, has new radiator, lines were flushed out new thermostat

(1997 Ford Contour)
in Florence, SC on June 16, 2011
car runs hot, has new radiator, new head gasket, new thermostat.
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on June 16, 2011
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.
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