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I just replaced my radiator on my 2003 dodge ram 1500 4.7L and now my truck sputters and has a hard time going up hill or even with slight steady acceleration, it shakes badly until i let off the gass and try again....also when the radiator was bad it was spitting fluid all over the engine block.

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Did you get any coolant on electrical connections as in throttle body,mas connections. check those for moisture and air dry use dielectric grease when reconnect to repel any moisture in future. go through and dry all plug connections, if you can also dry under the dist cap. I use start fluid for cleaning and drying moisture as it evaporates then use dielectric grease on all connections.

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    I had same problem when I busted a hole in the top hose. Fluid gets on top of the ignition coils and gets in them somehow, causing them to arc and go bad. They cost $25 each to replace at the store. Probably only 1 or 2 are bad.



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