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Could it possibly be a blown head gasket...replaced the timing belt, radiator flush, replaced the theromstat...

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    Daniel Mc Entee Dec 28, 2013

    Hi Paulette Rai, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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So I would have to do the timing belt head gasket and flush radiator if oil is milky

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

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    Daniel Mc Entee Jan 17, 2014

    if your head gasket has blown .then you must flush out the engine with an engine flush .and do an oil and filter change.but if your head has been damaged ,you may need to send it away to be skimmed first.put the head on a flat surface,shine a torch on the other side of the head .if you see a light ,looking along the bottom ,then it will need skimmed.

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Check for possible water in oil, also remove radiator cap and start engine does water want to pump out of radiator, is there white smoke coming out of tail pipe, if yes to any of those blown head gasket, if not sure yet remove spark plugs crank engine over is there any coolant coming out of spark plug holes, if yes blown head gasket, and last have a block test any repair shop can do this.Good luck

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SOURCE: 1996 dodge ram. Vehicle runs hot. I have replaced

Hello there"
sounds like you have done a lot with this there is a few things that you can do to ensue every thing is running right.
first if you can get a handheld thermal gun and check the temperature at the temp sensor on the radiator or block then see what it reads compared to the guage to ensure the guage is correct.
next check the temperature at both the top and the bottom of the radiatoer if there is a big difference in temps the radiator is partially blocked a radiator will increase 30 to 100 degrees if the radiator is 20 percent blocked.. also check to ensure that the radiator hoses are not collapsing.
Now ensure that you are not gettin air in the system by way of the water pump gasket or by loose hoses ok?
and finaly check to ensure that the heater core is not leaking and drawing air into the system or is clogged this will make a vehical give the overheating symptom also ok?
Let me know how this is going
Best regards mikle
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Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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if the temp in the city is just over the center, that may be normal (test the anti-freeze with a hydrometer or you can have your mech test it for you). with out knowing the engine that you have in the truck I can't give you the exact specs for it. however, having said that,
from what I have found out so far, it seems that the thermostat is at the front of the engine on top. follow the upper radiator hose down to the housing which has 2 bolts holding it on. if you do want to replace it yourself, you will want to drain some of the fluid off. (try hard to catch what comes out as that it tastes good to animals and is toxic to them) there is a drain plug at the bottom of the radiator, but I've heard that it tends to break very easily, so you may want to pull the lower hose from the radiator instead. it will probably need about a quart drained off. then pull the upper hose off the housing and take out the bolts. scrape off the old gasket and install a new gasket and thermostat (make sure to make note of which way the old one faced first) you can ask your local parts person what temp to replace it with for where you live and how you drive. good luck!!

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