1989 Dodge P/U 5.2L:. After driving even just a few minutes, when motor is turned off radiator empties itself!!! Fill it up, same process everytime. Truck did overheat initially on first drive, after purchase, of course!

Asked by Mar 24, 2017 at 11:09 AM about the 1989 Dodge Ram

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What could be causing this?  Is there a fix or is this warning of something major?

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Replace the thermostat. Purge the cooling system afterward.

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