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Bottom hose is not hot and top hose is very hot these are the radiator hoses to engine. I changed water pump thermostat radiator cap and flushed the system. Radiator fins are very fragile to the touch. Temperature gauge moves abnormally fast back and forth from hot to normal readings.I think the radiator is bad. What do you think? Thanks John

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I agree, sounds like the radiator is bad. Not only is the outside not disapating heat but it may be blocked in the coolant tubes. I'd replace it.

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    Thanks for your quick answer :)

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