1997 Ford Thunderbird why does it still run hot, What should

Tiny
KELVINMATHIS
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  • 1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 128,000 MILES
Well I have changed the fan the thermostat and flushed the radiator and the fuse to the fan. The fan wasnt working and is now and it is maintained and watched very carefully, after doing all of this stuff I also changed calipers rotors and brakes and now I am having problems with the steering or something is not right on the right side the car will drive but it doesnt feel right it makes a screeching sound on the right side and runs hot after about a good 15-20 depending on how much traffic I get stuck in what should I do about the running hot issue check the water pump I mean I got in the car and started it and let it run for a minute and cut the heat on and it gets hot and I was told that is one way to check and to pop the radiator cap and see if it is circulating?
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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 AT 9:20 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Ok, you possibly have air bubbles in the engine and they can be a bear to get out. I would suggest jacking the front of the vehicle up as high as you safely can, this will bring any air to the highest point at the front of the engine. Then run the vehicle for a little while and let cool check coolant if low then bubbles are hopefully out.

Also check radiator. Run your finger up the fins if they turn to dust replace radiator.
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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 AT 9:43 PM

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