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Old 10-07-2012, 09:55 PM
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I had an 86 Fiero that was notorious for getting a air bubble and would not let any water flow because of it. Not sure if that can be the case here. You can check both the pump and the stat by removing the stat. If it works after that, stat. If it still doesnt work, with the stat out, I would think you could loosen the inlet hose to the radior enough and see if there is any water flow? Am not mechanical so am not sure if the pump is on all the time or if something tells it to turn on. It would seem to me that its on all the time and the stat simply opens to let water flow. In which case if you loosened the hose while the truck in running, it should have enough flow to tell. I know in the fiero the air bubble was in the radiator and with the stat out the inlet hose had enough water pressure behind it that it was difficult to squeeze. When turned off, it was very easy. Just some ideas I have used. Good luck.
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