I have a 98 Intrepid it has a new thermostat and radiator but still overheats what can be causing this

Tiny
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  • 1998 DODGE INTREPID
It has antifreeze New radiator and thermostat I can drive down the road and it goes hot I don't know how to tell if it has a bad water pump my fans work what can this be
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Monday, July 16th, 2012 AT 4:18 PM

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Tiny
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I would start with a leak down test to verify the head gaskets.

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Monday, July 16th, 2012 AT 4:23 PM
Tiny
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How do I do that
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Monday, July 16th, 2012 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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Its done by a shop. They inject air into the clinders and watch for movement in the cooling system. It will tell whether there is any leakage of the head gaskets.

How long has it been overheating?

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Monday, July 16th, 2012 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Monday, July 16th, 2012 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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You may have damaged the head gaskets

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Monday, July 16th, 2012 AT 5:01 PM

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