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Lost all coolant, over heated - your best guess?
Hey guys just wanted to get your best guess or opinion on this. I'm hoping it's covered under warranty.. as I had to have my truck towed to a shop in the area and was in no position to diagnose the problem myself..
So heres what happened:
I was towing my 24ft camp trailer up the mountain when I started making some of the tougher elevation climbs.. my MiniMax came up with a de-fueling message my coolant temp was at 220 and climbing... so stopped and looked under the hood... No coolant was registering or visible in the plastic tank... and there was coolant visible on the top of pass side engine around the air box etc... So I turned around and went back down the hill... made it to tractor supply bought a gallon of coolant and put it in.. the gallon wouldn't even register or bring the level up in the tank... so I looked under the truck and there was coolant all over the under side of the engine axels suspension etc...being that it was 100deg out and I had a truck full of kids, dogs, and everything ready to head up the hill to go camping I was in no position to try and diagnose the problem myself.... So I made the decision to have it towed to a local recommended shop... Also pulled my oil dip stick and the oil was clean... My biggest worry is that my truck got too hot... hopefully didn't do damage to other stuff.. ?? Truck is a 08 model with just over 65k miles on it.
So heres my question what is your best guess as to what you think might have failed on my truck... just so I'm a little more armed when the shop calls me. I'm thinking a hose, radiator, or pump??