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I am having a problem with the car over heating. Once I drive about twenty miles, the gauge's needle is moving past the norm into the red zone. I have plenty of coolant in the radiator. The car heats up much faster (or at leat the gauge shows) with the air conditioning on. The check gauges light will turn on but i do not get a low coolant light coming on. Also when I turn the AC off after about 5 seconds I hear a pop/poof like noise that seems to come from the far right vent.

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Try changing your cap and thermostat those could be the cause have had that problem with a few cars. its good to have a pressure test as well

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