2001 Chevy Tracker Problems after radiator replacement

Tiny
SACREDWOLF
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET TRACKER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I just changed out the radiator. All the hoses are connected as they should be, I put in a gallon of half water/ half coolant in before I started up. It took for ever for it to reach normal temp. I took it for a spin and it shot up to the RED zone and stayed there till I got it back to the house about 3/4 of a mile away.

I was thinking maybe the thermostat is messed up, but really not sure. Any idea of what could be the problem?

Thanks,

T
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Sunday, January 25th, 2009 AT 2:51 PM

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Tiny
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Usually when this happens it's due to air in the system. Run it from cold to hot a few times, and make sure the rad and overflow are full when colld
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Sunday, January 25th, 2009 AT 4:42 PM

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