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Old 04-04-2013, 01:10 AM
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My truck started overheating and every time I add coolant and drive anywhere coolant sprays all over my engine looks like the majority of the coolant is under the air intake. Replaced a radiator hose that badly needed replaced. I'm at a loss at what this could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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My truck started overheating and every time I add coolant and drive anywhere coolant sprays all over my engine looks like the majority of the coolant is under the air intake. Replaced a radiator hose that badly needed replaced. I'm at a loss at what this could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Look on the underneath of the water pump, it could be your pump is shot.
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I would bet the water pump as well.
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any coolant under the hood will fly all over because of the fan

your vehicle is a 2007 & all your hoses & belt(s) are due for replacement

When your engine is cold, grab a rag & clean the underside of the water pump off
then feel with your fingers for a hole about the size of a pencil, it will be right under the shaft that the fan is attached to
That hole will be where the water leaks out, when the water pump is going out
If it is leaking there, I would pull out the radiator, easy to do on a 2007 Ram, take the radiator directly to a REAL radiator shop to get it flushed, pressurized & if the shop says that you need it, get it RODDED OUT.

Then drive back home & pull the water pump & drive it to the auto parts store for a replacement & anti freeze, then install it, change all of the older hoses & belt(s).
By that time the radiator shop should be done with your radiator.
Go pick it up & it should look like new, painted & all, take it home & install it. The cooling system should last you another 5 to 7 years

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