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I've got a '93 9000 CS and over the sumer had the belt break causing it to overheat on the hottest day of the summer. It cooked the heat gasket, waterpump and various over wires. I replaced everything and have it back to normal working condition but have a slight problem. It always seems to run hot even in cool temperatures ( 40-50 degrees). I've watched and the fan doesn't start until the gauge is 3/4 up and then goes to the edge of the red and stays there if i have my a/c on even in moderate temperatures. I've flushed it 2-3 times and still the same thing. Any ideas??
 

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Check the thermostat. It is supposed to stop the flow of coolant to the radiator to facilitate a quick warm up during cold start. Once the engine has reached working temperature, it will "open" and let coolant flows to the radiator for cooling.

But if it malfunctions and get "stuck" in the closed position, the coolant will never be allowed to get to the radiator for cooling. The result is overheating.
 
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