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Overheating '98 Es

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Greetings! Glad to find this forum.

My '98 ES has begun to overheat badly heading down the interstate. It hasn't had this problem until this week (except for a switched caps issue last year, but that was easily rectified). When driving down the highway at full speed, the temperature gauge is rock-solid; stopping is when things go bad. Steam, dumping coolant, the whole bad deal. Refilling the tank brings things back to Ok, but I don't want to push things and do some real damage. A mechanic is going to look at it tomorrow, but I wanted to get your thoughts on what you think this could be, and if we are looking at a cap issue.

My mechanic replaced the radiator cap last week, and I drove it without issue afterwards (short & long distance) the week after. I've included pictures of the caps in question. Thanks for any and all help. post-34324-0-27124400-1437959706_thumb.jpost-34324-0-10530700-1437959746_thumb.j

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Sounds like an inoperative radiator fan to me.

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A cooling system pressure test would be a good idea while your mechanic is inspecting things.

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