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1993 Dodge Dakota Radiator

When I went to go check my oil this morning I noticed that my radiator shroud was off and the end piece (last 2 coolant pipes) of my radiator had come off. The radiator is still full with coolant after running it. Also there does not appear to be anywhere the coolant pipes could attach to. Do I have a problem here, or is loosing those last 2 pipes ok?

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Hi if your not losing any water then this must be the over flow pipe as it is the only pipe to the rad that doesn,t do anything is it a small bore of no more 10mm if so this is proberly what it is just keep your eye on the temp gauge if any problems get it checked yates210456

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  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.

CAUTION Do NOT remove the cylinder block or the radiator draincock with the system hot and under pressure because serious burns from coolant can occur.
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