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Old 10-06-2013, 06:12 PM
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ok anyone know the cheapest place to get a radiator for a 2001 Dakota with the 5.9? autozone and orielys both want close to 200 bucks! just though I would ask.
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If it doesn't have to be new you could try a boneyard.
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I went through 1-800-radiator. I think I paid like 150 delivered. All aluminum, none of the plastic tank BS. I think all motor sizes use the same rad.
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If it doesn't have to be new you could try a boneyard.
our junkyards suck!!! im hoping its the radiator causing it to heat up, don't do it all the time but on occasion, already changed the water pump and I can hear the fan clutch when I start it.
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our junkyards suck!!! im hoping its the radiator causing it to heat up, don't do it all the time but on occasion, already changed the water pump and I can hear the fan clutch when I start it.
have you flushed it out both ways? Ditto with the heater core?
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How about the thermostat? They can hang up sometimes too.
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RockAuto has one as low as $92

Most seem to hover around $130-150.
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How about the thermostat? They can hang up sometimes too.
Haven't flushed it nor the heater core and have put 3 new tstats in.
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Haven't flushed it nor the heater core and have put 3 new tstats in.
flush both going both ways. You'll be amazed at what comes out.
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flush both going both ways. You'll be amazed at what comes out.
ill take it to the local mechanic cuase I have no idea on what im doing.
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