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Holden..gets hot..a new radiator thermostat and water pump in it

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hello i have a1995 holden barina sb 1.4L, it is running but it gets hot quick, i have a new radiator thermostat and water pump in it, not sure about what to check out next please help graham
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  CarQuestionGuy replied 6 years ago.
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Is the cooling system full of coolant?
Can you hear the fans come on when it is hot? How about when you turn the AC on?
How many times has it overheated and how bad did it overheat?
Any white smoke out the exhaust?
Any water coming out of the exhaust?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i can hear the fan come on when it get hot. i can't see any water comming out of the exhaust. it has been hot at least twice before. the it overheats into the red mark on the temp - gauge. the smoke is blue when cold and then goes clear, it may help to know that when the fan comes on the temp-gauge tends to rise faster.
Expert:  CarQuestionGuy replied 6 years ago.
Is the cooling system full of coolant?
Did this happen before the work was done on the cooling system?
When did it first happen?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the cooling system is full of coolant. is has happened before i done any work on it. it first started getting hot about six months ago.
Expert:  CarQuestionGuy replied 6 years ago.
OK. Do both fans come on when it gets hot?
Does the car always overheat or only under certain conditions?
Do they come on when the AC is turned on?
Is the fan shroud all there and not broken?

If they come on with the AC then start the car and turn the AC on and see if it overheats.