Car overheats

Tiny
QUINT45
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  • 2000 CADILLAC DTS
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 129,000 MILES
I replace the water pump, radiator, thermostat, coolant tank with sensor and radiator holes. At times its running ok, then the gauge would go hot real fast then calm back down, sometime when I hit a bump in the road it triggers something and it goes hot again. But calms back down. I can feel the water boiling hot through the top radiator holes. Then at times everything is flowing nice. I check the holes as well and everything checked out ok, coolant is flowing. Help please?
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 AT 6:53 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Pressure check and chemical check for a head gasket leak that may be the problem. Then check ground wires on engine to battery and battery to body as you may have a loose one.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 7:17 AM
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STEVE W.
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The lovely Northstar engine. As HMAC says, test it for bad head gaskets. They are sadly know for having the head gaskets fail because the bolts holding the heads on pull loose from the block. That can be repaired.
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Friday, March 31st, 2017 AT 3:16 PM

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