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My jeep overheated, going to replace thermostat but a 1" long nozzle comes out of my radiator on the left side about half way down. Water runs out it when i put it in my radiator. What is this and what do i need to do? Please.

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  • tim mcgrath May 11, 2010

    no hose attached to ?

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Sounds like broken radiator, replace radiator

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