My car is overheating

Tiny
ARACELIHDZ
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Hello, I have a 99 ford escort with about 159000 I lost the count with the mecanic now my car is overheating and I check the coolant and everything is fine It doesn't need water/coolant but the heater marker shows that its heating up and it goes almost to the red spot, it comes back to the middle for a while but then it goes back to the max again and it happens more frequently in stoplights, I whent to the mechanic yesterday and he told me that everything was alright, I checked also for leaks but I didn't found any. I change the radiator like about a year ago and it looks good. Another thing is If should it have a funny smell when is heating up? Do you have any advise? I am feeling hopeless

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Friday, October 19th, 2007 AT 5:57 PM

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Tiny
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Start with the thermostat find and replace it then report back.
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Friday, October 19th, 2007 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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I did replace the thermostat but it seems that is not the problem, do you think if it would be best to go and put my fan to start when ever I start my car?
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Friday, October 19th, 2007 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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Should not smell bad. But id check the water pump since its not the thermometer Then again the Coolant sensor and sending unit could be bad id check that before I went anyfarther.
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Friday, October 19th, 2007 AT 9:09 PM

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