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Old 01-04-2011, 07:34 PM
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heres my problem
i have the 02 ram 1500 with a 5.9
at random times i am leaking antifreeze somewhere around the radiator cap or the overflow hose.the thing is when it leaks the stuff really flows but other times it doesnt leak any.i drive pretty much the same all the time so its not like im causing it to come out by driving really hard.i also believe that if there was a busted hose it would leak all the time.im not sure if its coming out of the overflow hose or not.i dont know what would cause it to come all the way out of the overflow.
i have already put on a new radiator cap so i know thats not the problem.any suggestions?i have no idea where its coming from and if anybody knows what i should check please tell.
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I would goto autozone and rent a presure tester... only way to really find a colant leak is to put it under presure.
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The hose between the radiator and bottle isn't clogged is it?
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so i just go up to autozone and ask for a tester?and how does it work?ive never done it so im not sure how to work it.and i am really not sure.i cant tell if its coming out of the overflow tube or not...and when you say the bottle you mean the resivour right?i want to make sure im checking the right place...but the resivour is losing fluid so i feel like if the hose coming from like the radiator cap to that bottle was clogged then the fluid wouldnt come out?im not sure but its really frustrating having to keep adding to it and worryin that ima mess somethin up.if i knew it was just the radiator i dont mind replacing it but i dont wanna spend a couple hundred bucks if its just a hose or something simple
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It is possible that the thermostat is hanging up intermittently. I f you are unsure of your self, ask the Auto Zone person if they woud help you with the test, or better yet, just stop by a dealer or other shop and ask a few questions. You might spend a few bucks to get your problem sorted out and corrected. Surely much less than the cost of a new radiator.
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