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Radiator overflow steaming when driving 15 to 20 mile distance, don't have a manual to see if there is another location to put in radiator fluid or water, temp is normal, and nothing seems to be leaking, thinking might be the cap?

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Very possible.Radiator caps are designed to hold a certain amount of pressure.When the pressure is exceeded the spring inside the cap opens to vent the system.Take your vehicle to a shop and have them pressure check the cap as well as the rest of the cooling system.

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Yes, the cap could be it. But, I would also check the strength and concentration of the antifreeze/coolant to make sure it's 50/50.

Also, check that the fan is coming on for the radiator, even though it may seem to not be overheating.

Good luck on this repair.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

  • sea4er Oct 15, 2010

    thank you so much

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    Duane Wong Oct 15, 2010

    You're welcome.

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