2003 Kia Spectra is running hot. never ran hot and all hoses have been checked/replaced.

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Asked by Apr 30, 2012 at 07:20 AM about the 2003 Kia Spectra Base

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Does it overheat at highway speeds or just when you let it idle. If it overheats on the highway look to thermostat. If only at idle look at fan, fan relay. Also make sure radiator is full and not blocked.

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