Question about 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
I got into a small front end impact last week. It seems to have only cosmetically damaged the vehicle, but when i tried to drive it, it would not heat up at all and it overheats rather quickly. My radiator has a small dent in it, but is leaking no liquids. My water pump is spinning (not necessarily working) and the fan is spinning. HELP!
First things first, with the engine COLD, remove the radiator cap and look inside...top off with water if low or empty.
If you have to add more than a cup of water to the inside of the radiator then you have a coolant leak in the system somewhere and that is why I said every GOOD mechanic will first pressure test the cooling system for leaks before doing any repairs like a water pump.
It still sounds like you either have:
A. Don't have enough coolant inside the radiator to keep the cool...thus you have a leak somewhere
B. You have a restriction somewhere...probably in the radiator which is not allowing coolant to flow throughout the engine and heater core.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
Thermostat is stuck u will need to change it
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Most likely sludge was dislodged in the radiator and stuck in the impellor of the water pump. Have it serviced. Backflushing may do the trick.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
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