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Old 10-04-2012, 05:53 PM
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Default Antifreeze spraying under radiator! Help!!!!

Mist is spraying all over engine but radiator cap is not loose, temp gauge pegged out/max. Antifreeze was empty so we poured water in and there was steam coming out from behind engine. No leaks though. HELP FAST PLEASE!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:03 PM
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Mist is spraying all over engine but radiator cap is not loose, temp gauge pegged out/max. Antifreeze was empty so we poured water in and there was steam coming out from behind engine. No leaks though. HELP FAST PLEASE!!!

I would check the connections and hoses to the heater core really good...
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:07 PM
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x2 on the heater core if steam is coming from behind the engine.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:58 PM
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pegged max as in red? um if not heater core you probably have a cooked block or head
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:31 PM
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Water pump busted, would this cause the truck to run rough? Also it won't start now. Will the busted water pump do that? Or did something maybe get wet that wasn't supposed to?
There is water in the overflow tank, but the radiator was bone dry. I poured water in and it leaked out, that's how I came to the conclusion the water pump is busted, is this a correct assumption?
Should I still check the heater core?
How do I check for a cracked head or gasket?
If I have the codes read will that tell me?
Also there was no oil in it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:03 PM
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ok a couple of things here, a bad water pump can cause a leak, but will not always.

where did the water leak out of the truck? this will tell you where to look, just because the coolant leaked out does NOT mean the water pump is bad.

a bad water pump would not cause it to run rough, but wet coils plugs or other sensors could
CEL codes will not tell you a cracked head or blown gasket
no oil in the truck can cause ALOT of problems including rough running issues, you may have destroyed your engine running it w/o oil or coolant in it.
overheating an engine (pegging the temp gage) is likely to have blown a head gasket or worse (cracked heads), you need to take them apart to determine which has happened, you can determine which cylinders have the problem with a compression test.
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Water pump busted, would this cause the truck to run rough? Also it won't start now. Will the busted water pump do that? Or did something maybe get wet that wasn't supposed to?
There is water in the overflow tank, but the radiator was bone dry. I poured water in and it leaked out, that's how I came to the conclusion the water pump is busted, is this a correct assumption?
Should I still check the heater core?
How do I check for a cracked head or gasket?
If I have the codes read will that tell me?
Also there was no oil in it.
Thanks guys!
Honestly if i where you , i would take it to a trusted mechanic.... hand him a blank check and tell him to fix it...
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Is crying allowed? I can't go back to a car now, I love my Durango!
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Then grab your credit card tell it youre sorry and get to work.
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I'm not giving up and I don't have a credit card or blank check and I've been meaning to learn how to do this anyway.
So should I start with the compression test to check for a cracked head or gasket, is this the worst that could be wrong with it?
The water is leaking right in the front in the very middle.
I can do this with your help! Thanks! Let me know if I need to post a pic for clarification.
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What does P1195 SCP HBCC Failed To Initialize? What is SCP & HBCC?
What/Where are the coils/plugs that I need check for water damage?ss
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:25 AM
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Hate to say this but looks like you may have cooked it to death, severe overheating on a late model "D" more then likely is not worth fixing. You'd be luck to escape with a blown head gasket.
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no clue where you are getting your code translations from, but they arent right

this could be a bad sensor or a wet sensor. but i wouldnt worry about it right now
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Thanks guys! The third "not worth fixing" finally set in. I am going to keep it and fix it though. I'm going to start with compression testing to see if it I need to go that far. I want to learn how to fix everything under the hood. Or at least know what mechanics are talking about when they talk to me. It is going to be my new hobby. It will probably take me a year, but if it's broke anyway, what's it going to matter? I will be looking for a newer vehicle now. Thanks for all your help. I will be posting and using your 'how to's' in this forum so don't be afraid to say hi or help me! Thanks again!
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no clue where you are getting your code translations from, but they arent right

this could be a bad sensor or a wet sensor. but i wouldnt worry about it right now
I used a obd scanner. I got the codes from somewhere in this forum. Where do Where do I get the correct reading?
Autozone told me it was an o2 sensor, but I'm in KS, I only have 2 and replaced them both about 6 months ago.
I started it and the long belt in the front that you can see came off as well as the fan. Please correct my terms so I know what the parts are supposed to be called.
PICTURES!!!
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in the main page of the 1st generation forum there is a thread with all the codes, just open it press ctrl+f and type in the code (pxxxx) and it will come up for you
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