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Old 01-08-2011, 12:50 PM
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i let the truck just sit in the driveway running for about 20 min and went and checked and all on the cap side of the radiator was soaking wet i got on the gas and saw that its coming out from the cap right steady...i have already replaced the cap though...whats the deal?
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Have you owned the truck since new? Is it possible the radiator was replaced and you're putting a stock size cap on a non-stock radiator?

Somehow its not sealing and that just doesn't make sense.
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no, i bought the truck a few days before christmas.it started leaking a few days after christmas.i wasnt sure what it was so i got the new cap.its still leaking and i noticed that it was coming from the cap today....im not sure if its a new radiator or not...how can i tell?
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Is the engine over heating? Could it be the thermostat? I would have the cap checked to be sure it is the correct one. A dealer can pressure check the system in a few minutes time.
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What's your temp gauge reading when it starts to flow over?? If it's pretty low when it starts pushing coolant out, you MIGHT have a blown head gasket. What happens is, the exhaust gases end up in the cooling system and causes the coolant system to expand much faster than intended. Usually blowing past the cap because it's the path of least resistance. This is worst case scenario. Even if the thermostat is sticking though, you shouldn't get enough pressure to blow past the cap. Do have the cap checked out though just to rule it out.
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I agree with Red Neck's point about the head gasket.
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