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3 weeks ago you found the upper radiator hose almost completely squeezed in on itself so you replaced the thermostat and upper hose!Also, the cooling system has been flushed and refilled and the cap has been replaced! Could be a partially plugged radiator. Flushing will not always take care of this. I would check the thermostat in a pot of water and thermometer prior to install. I have installed faulty new thermostats. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. thermostat in upside down ? spring should be in the block dying fuel pump

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Q: Why does your truck seem like it is overheating after replacing the thermostat when it is not losing any coolant or boiling over?
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