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First I need to know what edition is the car......DX, LE, SE, XLE?
I would like to know if you have looked into the radiator as it is running?
I would recommend doing it when the car isn't really hot. Say like when you just started up, cold engine. Then keep the cap off and continue watching the coolant.
You should see a some type of flow of the coolant. If it is just sitting there, then the water pump could have gone out.
I had a Dakota one time that ate my lunch. I replaced the radiator cap, replaced the radiator, and checked fan operation. Still the truck would overheat. Finally I took the waterpump off and found that the impeller was freewheeling.
Yes, there should be obvious flow. You can even try having someone rev the engine and watch it to see if the flow changes intensity.
The best way to check a radiator is pull it and take it to a local radiator shop. There they can test and clean it.
No problem. Have a good evening
Have you had a chance to look at the flow again?
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Sounds good, no rush. Hope you feel better.