I recently bought a 98 Dodge Dakota with a 3.9 V6.
The engine runs around 170 degrees and no more. I put in a new 195 degree thermostat, checked the coolant level and condition and NO change in the engine temperature.
I drove it around about (30) miles today and when I go home checked under the hood.
The top radiator hose was warm (not hot) and strangely, the bottom radiator hose was COLD. Not even warm… ?
I would think it the radiator was clogged or water pump not pumping correctly, it would be running HOT. Right ?
What the heck is going on with this truck ?