Mechanics

I HAVE A DODHE RAM 1500 WITH THE 5.2 AND IM HAVING OVERHEATING PROBLEMS SO I BROKE IT DOWN AND THE TOP RAD HOES AND BOTTOM GET HOT SO ITS NOT THE WATER PUMP THE THERMOSTAT SEEMS TO BEE WORKING BUT STILL OVERHEATS WOTH THE RAD CAP ON BUT ONCE TAKEN OF

1997 Dodge Magnum • 160,000 miles

I need help diag. It thanks
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Ryancooper2719
January 22, 2012.



So I Broke It Down Top Rad Hoes Bottom Get. What are you trying to say here-explain and be specific of the problem

Rasmataz
Jan 22, 2012.
I took the bottom and top radiatior hose off to see if there was any pressure and there was and when I put them back on the radiatior both got hot. So the water pump is working I can also see the water move trough the radiatior. But when the radiatior cap is on the truck overheats when the cap is off the truck doesnt overheat. I have heat in the truck ans eberything seem to check out its got to be the radiatior cap unless yhe yhermostat is sticking couldtl that be?

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Ryancooper2719
Jan 22, 2012.
Sorry when I posted it didnt post everything I put

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Ryancooper2719
Jan 22, 2012.
Pressure test the cap to rule it out

Rasmataz
Jan 22, 2012.