Originally Posted by BillyB0B
Bought the truck from my uncle, was sitting year & a 1/2, brought it back to life. Everything was great for a while.. until today.. I've got a horrible screeching from what I assume is my AC Condenser .. truck overheated on me for the first time.. checked fluid.. coolants ok in radiator.. but looks rusty.. and most of all when I got home and parked the front end was leaking Rusty coolant or water horribly.. another note.. seems like I have no pressure in my upper radiator hose.. or any for that matter.. and upon further inspection.. my radiator appears rusty on bottom drivers side corner and fins on driver side have the green tint..
Ill try and post pics of leak site.. & Radiator Rust.. thanks for your time guys.
If you have little or no pressure on the upper hose then you should replace the thermostat. If you have rusty coolant you should back flush the cooling system then run a double dose of cooling system cleaner with distilled water for a period of days to assure you flush and clean the system. Then use a 50/50 concentration if you use to much antifreeze then you can have big particals of calcium and rust flow within the radiator and clog it up. So all in all replace the thermostat, and do a back flow and find and aid whatever else appears to be leaking. Their is little to be said other then WORK!