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Old 02-10-2012, 12:47 PM
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I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L V8 2WD Pickup. The problem is that it has been holding water pressure in the return hose for the radiator and it has been overheating. I have replaced the water pump and the thermostat. I am thinking that it may be one or both of the head gaskets but I'm not sure. would like another opinion before i continue with this project. Thanks
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When you say return hose, does that mean return to engine or return to radiator? Maybe a blocked/clogged radiator? I don't see how a leaking HG could cause water pressure buildup.
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It is the return hose to the radiator
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I'd check to be sure the radiator isn't clogged then. Other than the tstat and WP, there must be a clog somewhere if it's building pressure. Should not get higher than i think 16psi.
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