Just bought a 98 limited 5.2 with 175,000 miles. yes i know what your thinking, why would i buy a 5.2 with 175,000 miles. well, i only paid $650 and the body is almost mint, no leaks, no rust. tranny slips a little, but that's not a big deal right now. so here's my main concern. the upper radiator hose is completly flat at the top, whether the engine is running or not. the jeep does not overheat and runs like a champ. so for my question, is this normal? what would be the cause, how much pressure should flow through there? i'm going to pick up a new hose tomorrow. even though i don't think the hose is the problem. also i squeezed the hose while it was running and i dont feel any pressure in it. i dont think it's blocked because while it was running i had the rad cap off while i pinched the hose and the coolant overflowed from fill hole.
PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!