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2004 dodge durango 4.7 replaced the entire cooling system

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2004 dodge durango 4.7 replaced the entire cooling system coolant flush burped the system and I am still getting to hot
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Customer: I have installed a new radiator thermostat waterpump fan clutch water pump housing overflow tank radiator cap complete flush and refill
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced everything burped the system and the truck still wants to over heat
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Customer: Very well taken care of
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Ted G. replied 1 year ago.

I would have this vehicle checked for exhaust gases in the cooling system. I have seen several that either failed a head gasket or had a cracked /porous head that resulted in compression leaking into the cooling system. This causes air pockets and makes the engine run hot. There is a simple chemical test to check for combustion gases in the coolant system, most shops will have the kit or you can purchase one from your local NAPA.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whats the typical time frame it takes to replace the head gaskets
Expert:  Ted G. replied 1 year ago.

If it just needs head gaskets you are looking at about 10 hours labor.