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I have a 2000 dodge dakota sport. 4.7 v8 auto 4x4 and it has been overheating. i flushed radiator. still overheats. i have been told 2 diff locations of the thermostat so i just need to know where it is for sure and if this sounds like a thermostat problem

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It is located where the lower radiator hose connects to the engine. I just changed one in my girlfriends 2001 4.7L Dakota. She says she has had to have it replaced three other times in the past six years, so it's a good thing your learning where it is now!
Also, if you want to be sure that the thermostat is the problem, just put it in a pot of water on the stove, with a thermometer, and see if it opens when it's supposed to (195 deg. F, for this engine).

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It could be the thermostat, or the electric cooling fans are not coming on, if they are working, change the thermostat.
To find it------ follow the top radiator hose to the thermostat housing, the thermostat is in the housing.

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1. Is fan turning when engine runs?
2. Is belt in place to turn the water pump?
If so, sounds like most likely a thermostat problem, thermostat is normally located at the end of the hose that runs from the radiator to the top of the engine, or more appropriately, the water pump.

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