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Van is overheating and fluid is coming out of the overflow area, changed the thermostat, and when we let the system bleed it was bubbling and spewing significantly, the resevewar never went down, but could continusly add more fluid, fluid is pink, and thick

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    leaking antifreeze hoses are good radiator not leaking it looks like it is leaking between upper and lower hoses.

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I bought a new thermostat for my 2004 4.7 engine dodge durango after i replaced the thermostat it started to overheat often

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Here is a shot in the dark, without knowing year , size engine, or transmission. But it sounds like you may have transmission fluid in the cooling system, If so the transmission cooler in the radiator may be bad. Just a thought.

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