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Top radiatot is hot but bottom part is not. it is water pump or radiator

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The problem is most likely to be the rad. Before you go out and replace it get your cooling system flushed out.Get a shop that will "reverse flush". This should fix the problem because it sounds like the rad is plugged. Hope this helps.

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