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Does it get hot while at idle or driving?
Are you getting pressure on the top radiator hose?
Do you have a manual or electric fan?
after changing the priously listed part it was running fine while driving but over heated while stuck in traffic. When we turned around to head back it would go up 3/4 way hot then go back down to half way. Turning the heater on makes the engine cool off allowing us to make it back.
By pressure im assuming you mean hard. Not really that hard i can squeze it preety easy.
4.0 v6- i didnt state that earlier
Have you cracked the cap to see if any air came out?There will be some but not alot
Also how long ago was the repair before it started acting up?
Changed part yesterday.
Cracked the cap and there was lots of air. It was hot when the cap was craked. Water bubbling and coming out.
The thermostat should be put in first then the oring on top of it
Also make sure that the front of the radiator is not being clogged up by grass and dirt
Ok car has been idling in the driveway for about 20 min with no problem. Holding steady just a tick below half way. Is it safe to assume it is ok? Im visiting family in new orleans and have aXXXXXback to shreveport with a six week old.