Please Help! Upper Rad Hose Hot, Lower is Cold??
2000 Electric Fan blew up and sheared the radiator.
I got a fan motor and radiator from a local parts dealer. Replaced them tonight.
Took the Jeep put for a spin and it quickly overheated. As if there was no cap on the radiator.
Got it home and checked the hoses. Upper is hot as hell and the lower was barely warm. Ok, I think radiator is clogged. I took the upper and lower hoses off and ran a garden hose through the radiator. It flowed clean from the lower connector.
I then connected the hoses again and took it for a spin, the same thing quickly happened. And again, I could hold the lower hose with no discomfort.
So obviously, no coolant is getting to the engine, correct?
I replaced the thermostat a few weeks ago when this process began.
I am concerned that it is the head gasket. Any way to check that?
I am at a loss, and any help is greatly appreciated.