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Old 01-15-2018, 10:20 AM
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I am a 45-year-old woman that has always taken pride in the fact my father taught me to do the work on my vehicles. At 16 my dad helped me replace a clutch and rebuild the transmission in a car I had just purchased. My father could tell me what was wrong with a car over the phone but he has passed away now 6 years ago today. And I am facing a problem I cannot figure out so please help.
About 2 weeks ago my 1999 ford ranger statted running hot on the way to work I went to pull off and heard a loud noise the hose between the thermostat and the radiator busted. So I replaced the thermostat and the hose. Every sinve it has been running hot everytime I drive 4 miles. I flushed the radiator and sprayed water through to make sure the system was not blocked anywhere. I noticed when it overheats the overflow is filling up and today I went out to make sure water is flowing when I took the radiator cap off and started the truck the water showed no sign of movement. Since then I read it doesn't show movement till the thermostat opens so I am going to recheck that. I need to add the day it originally overheated it was 18 degrees. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:01 PM
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Sounds like your radiator is clogged any rust come out when you flushed it?
Also it could be a blown head gasket, that would explain the high enough pressure to blow a radiator hose. Is the runoff clean ?does it bubble when the truck is running? Does it smell like exhaust?

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