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[SOLVED] 2001 Intrigue overheating issues

One issue after the other. Currently, my car is overheating for some odd reason, there was no heat until I replaced the thermostat (aftermarket from Autozone since they don't sell ACDelco parts) last night along with my dad, and there aren't any leaks either externally (hoses are clamped and connected, and no cracks, splits, or holes) or internally (head gaskets are still good). The radiator fans do run without issues as they were running to cool down the radiator.

I am going to be doing a coolant flush tonight, though. What else can cause the car to overheat? My guess is a blocked hose somewhere.

Edit: I didn't realized I crimped the cooling system hose when my friend and I replaced the spark plugs. All's well.

Edit 2: Overheating again.

Edit 3: My dad forgot to tighten the cap all the way on the car's reservoir, which shot straight up and boiled out. Fortunately, the cap was still there.

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I have a 2001 intrigue as well and a couple years ago I did a radiator change and had the same issue, I found out that with these closed systems you have to bleed air out the engin it’s not to difficult you must jack up the front of your car and open a bleeder screw on your radiator by your passenger side headlight, open your reservoir and fill to full , open and close your bleeder screw letting out air until you see only coolant at a steady flow. Fill back to full close everything up, drop car and let engine get to running temp. I would start this process with the car just a little warm but not cold.
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