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Overheating I recently replaced my radiator and truck still overheats . Fluid leaks at hose connections . Please help .

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New thermostat? there about 5 bucks replace it and know its working also stop leaks..

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Replace and or seal all leaks and check your water pump and make sure all channels for the cooling fluid are clear

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