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Serious problem with truck this afternoon

On my way back from home depot truck started to get hot had to pull over 3 times to let it cool just to get close to home. Once I finally shut it off, popped the hood to find the overflow tank filled with coolant and I can hear it bubbling. This is the worst my cooling probelm has gotten now its sitting down the street from my house in the rain. I now must figure out what to replace. My first thoughts are the coolant is discusting looking (I've only had the truck 2 weeks) mabye its needs changing, other thoughts are either thermostat, or water pump. Any help, there is no mudd or anything clogging the radiator.
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I think you're on the right track.
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My dad concurs with my thoghts going to get a thermostat right now.
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ya maybe check and see if that water pump is working before you fill it back up with coolant. i would think you could check the condition of it without removing it. maybe not.

how many miles does your truck have on it?
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That was it pulled the thermostat and now its golden, thanks for the help guys.
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my truck did that to,but i was drifting around on a pond in the winter and it overheated
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I would do a backflush on it also, could be clogging up somewhere, it's only about 5$ for the kit to do it.
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