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My 2004 dodge ram 4.7l is overheating, i already cahnged the radiator and the thermostat. It's not leaking but its burning the water down. Can u help me??

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Check your water pump and add antifreeze to 20° below zero.

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  • David Shaub Sep 11, 2009

    While the engine is cold, take the radiator cap off. Start the engine and watch the water. When the temperature gets to where your thermostat opens, you should see the water flowing across the radiator. If not, you most like have a water pump issue.

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