can you help me solve a coolant issue

Asked by Nov 22, 2016 at 01:05 AM about the 1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when the truck reaches operating temperature, or even just driving after thirty minutes. the truck doesn't overheat, but when I stop and turn it off, coolant starts bubbling inside the reservoir, and shooting back out. there was sludge inside the reservoir and through the hoses, I flushed all the coolant and sludge out, cleaned all the hoses. multiple times. I cannot figure out where or what the problem is that makes the coolant shoot back out of the reservoir   

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If the coolant has never been changed in 20 years, that was part of the problem. Second, when the radiator begins burping and throwing coolant, it's a sign the thermostat is not working properly. You probably have crud all caked up around the thermostat. Change it and see, they are not expensive.

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changed the thermostat. problem solved. thank you very much

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