Car Information:
Ford Ranger
Year: 2000
Engine Size: 3.0
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
My car is overheating. Changed the radiator fluid, still overheating. When I turn the heat on for about 30 seconds it drops back to normal and seems fine. I mainly do stop-and-go driving. Is it a thermostat or water pump going bad? Thank you.

I suggest a flow test to see if there is restriction in the radiator and a fan clutch operation test.

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