2000 f150 over heating

#1

my truck is over heating I took it to the shop last week and they said It need it a new radiator. So I put a new one and also put a new thermostat. I test drove it today and it keeps over heating. So I took the truck to the same shop , they ask me how had i put in the antifreeze because it may have air ( bubbles) so they work on that and said the truck should not over heat again. I drove the truck again and same thing happen do you what could be causing it to over heat. Thank you

#2

Take it to a different shop.

Obviously it didn’t need a new rad and t-stat so it may be a collapsed hose or something else.

When the dash heat gauge shows hot do you see coolant leaking out anywhere?

#3

Ya when the gauge shows hot I opened the hood and there was coolant leaking but I’am not sure from where

#4

If you can pinpoint the location of the leak, it would help us helping you.

#5

It seems is from the recovery cap, and also notice the heater is sometimes cold and then gets hot again.

#6

I suspect something but I’m not positive and don’t want to give you wrong advice.

So, let me ask you this: when you say “it seems it is from the recovery cap” {unquote} do you mean from the radiator cap or the coolant reservoir?

#7

It’s the coolant reservoir the radiator on truck does’t have a radiator cap. The only why to put in antifreeze is from the coolant reservoir.