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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 liter running Hot

Coolant was low put more in. Had the thermostat replaced still hot. What would be next?

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Try washing the radiator look to see if it's filled with bugs, if it is back wash it out at a car wash, if that is not the problem look at the radiator cap and see if the rubber is cracked, if it is replace it, without a good cap antifreeze will boil at 212 degrees if that does not fix it take it to a radiator shop and have them pressure test the system, this will show any hair pin leaks that you would not otherwise see. Here are other things that could cause it, running to lean plugged catalytic converter or exhaust pipe, blown head gasket. Fan clutch bad.

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