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My 2009 Dodge Journey over heated for my wife this morning, and blew coolant out at the radiator cap. The overflow reservoir was still well above the minimum, and so the over flow did not go into there. (It was all over the 'front' of the engine.)

I have replaced the cap, thinking that it didn't hold pressure. Is there any other possible cause for this, such as the thermostat, or the water pump? I filled it back up - it took about a gallon - and drove it back home from where she was stranded with it, about 12 miles. The temp gauge never went over half. Do you all think I got the problem?
 

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Either the cap or the overflow hose. Since you did the cap, I would also disconnect the overflow hose from the radiator and see if you can blow air bubbles into the overflow tank. Then rinse your mouth well and don't swallow after you do that lol.
 

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Either the cap or the overflow hose. Since you did the cap, I would also disconnect the overflow hose from the radiator and see if you can blow air bubbles into the overflow tank. Then rinse your mouth well and don't swallow after you do that lol.
Thanks Andy.

OK, I did that, and the hose connects tightly, and I can blow through it. But can I swallow now? :cry:
 
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