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Vs Commodore Heating Problems.

Hey guys.
I have 1995 Vs Commodore 3.8L V6 Series 1 Acclaim model.
Went for a drive this morning and It started over heating within 5 minutes.
Pulled over stopped the car and The over flow was just gushing out.
Now I'm not sure if the fan kicked in or not but would i have to replace the Thermo fan and the Thermo stat? or is there something i should be looking for?
Cheers guys.

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5 mins seems quick to boil if it's just the fan not working, unless it's already a hot day. The relay would be my first check, swap the horn relay and the fan relay and run at idle to check that the fan kicks in. Could need a new water pump or have a blocked radiator/ water galleries or thermostat.
HTH

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My guess would be themostat nice and cheep place to start

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Check for a leak the thermostats has the bleeder on it mine use to over heat in 5 min if it had leaked and lost coolant so then you end up with a air lock and steam I would check radiator and all hoses and water pump to see if it leaking

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I have had the same problem before had a pin hole in my radiator so you end up with a air lock witch creates steam check for leaks on all your hoses water pump etc and re prime the cooling system and see if you are loosing fluid there is a small bleed screw on the thermostats cover fill your radiator till it comes out and start the car see if it gets hot again

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