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O.k. Guys Here One For You. I Have A 2000 De Vill Dts With Overheating Problems. I Have Replace The Radiator And Thermostat Also Remove And Inspect The Water Pump And Still Overheating. What The Car Is Doing Is The Radiator Is Hot On The Passenger Side While The Driver's Side Is Cold At Idle. When At High Idle The Radiator Temp. Will Be Hot. So Take Your Best Shot At This One
 

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Sounds like there is blockage in the radiator not allowing flow all across. How else would you explain one side cold the other hot? I would pull the radiator and have it checked or replaced.
 

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I Have Already Replace The Radiator
Yes, I noticed that but still wonder if you are experiencing blockage. When this was done did you check the flow of the new radiator or assume that it was OK? Also, this situation might call for your cooling system to be flushed or checked for blockage elswhere. Normally you wouldn't want to flush as it introduces tap water into your system but in you case I would want to eliminate any chance of blockage in your system.

One other simple but important point is that you should pressure test you cap. Make sure it is the proper cap for your car and that it is working as designed.

When you replaced the thremostat, did you test it first to ensure that it opens and closes at the proper temp? This is easily done on your stove in a pot of water with a cooking thermometer.
 

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This does not sound like your problem but just to rule it out, check the purge line to be sure it is clear and free flowing. Also check the belt tensionor to be sure it is not hung up and is providing enough tension to prevent the belt from slipping.

Is the radiator cool on the drivers side from top to bottom? This one is really strange.
 
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