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My girl just bought a 1993 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L; I'm a Ford/Diesel guy so while the same, not! Overheating, blow the line going into the heat coil off. I flushed it out today a good amount of rust! Got it pretty cleaned out, new thermostat, all hoses are good; started the truck up while I was flishing it and running the hose through it and the upper return hose "popped/thud'd" whe the water was released back into the radiator to cycle.. I mean it was enough to make the hose visually move! Scared her lol... Finally got it filled up and wasn't overheating until it was one the road; made it 1/2 block and it died,twice.. Any help is greatly appreciated as it has to be up and running tomorrow and NO there is no white smoke in regards to really blown heads, thanks!

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THese vehicles had a national recall for bad head gaskets..It is a V6 and will fail but still run ok.. Remove the thermostat and see if it helps. Youll notice that the truck is drinking the water...no external leaks but it is going somewhere...blown head gaskets......Sorry man!

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