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2007 dodge magnum repaced radiator now the reservoir is boiling and spitting out water while the car is running/idling water is jus bubbling up out of the reservoir what could this be

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Hello nikeea,not sure what car/truck we are talking about 07 doge or 94 cutlass??
in either case if the problem started after radiator replacement,it sounds like you have air trapped
in the system. if you look on the thermostat housing(at the end of top radiator hose that connects
to the engine) there maybe an air bleed screw to bleed out the air. open screw with engine warm & idling until you only have fluid coming out,close bleeder & top off system

NOTE; some modles will have an additional bleeder around the water pump area
leave the heater on high while bleeding system

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