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Old 01-31-2013, 04:40 PM
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Radiator help needed!

After my truck gets up to temp, I noticed when feelin the radiator that the whole bottom passenger side is cool to the touch. The top is hot all the way across and bottom driver side is warm. Is it time for a new radiator? Thanks for any replies!

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Old 01-31-2013, 04:58 PM
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Sounds fine to me. The coolant enters to the right from the block, filters through (cooling down) and exits bottom left. This is while looking into the engine compartment from the front bumper.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:00 PM
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I'm talkin like the whole bottom of the actual radiator fins from about 6" down on the passenger side and about two thirds of the way across to the driver side.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:02 PM
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Just seems like an awfully large area to be completely cool to the touch when the top is really hot.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:04 PM
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Seems to me, your radiator is doing a fine job then
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for taking the time to reply guys! Just keep hearing to check for cool spots in radiator to diagnose a problem and when I felt that large of a cool area, I got a bit concerned. I recently replaced my water pump, coolant temp sensor, thermostat and did the coolant flush (filled with delo ELC) and my truck is running hotter than it was. Not overheating (by dash temp gauge), though. Just want to make sure I'm taking care of my baby so she takes care of me.
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