2001 dodge dakota

I have a 2001 dodge dakota with a V8 engine. On my way to work today it started to over heat and spit radiator fluid. does anyone know what this could be???

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I know exactly 0 about Dodge engines, but if this was to happen to me, I would suspect the thermostat has gone bad. Just my .02

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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Could be a lot of things. From soimehting simple like a stuck thermostat. Or it could be something more serious like a blown head gasket. Which V8 do you have? What other symptoms? etc.
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Suddenly, without warning, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com exclaimed (31-May-07 8:58 AM):

Did it truly overheat, or is it just spitting radiator fluid out the cap? I have the same truck, and recently the radiator cap failed. Truck hadn't started overheating yet, but the radiator was quite low by the time I discovered the problem (noticed dripping).
Replaced the cap, and all is well.
jmc
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On Wed, 30 May 2007 16:28:41 -0700, sbgirl11 wrote:

list of things it could be.....
bad Radiator cap bad thermostat bad radiator clogged radiator or a/c condensor fins blown head gasket cracked head cracked block bad fan clutch bad water pump improper mix of coolant to water (should be 50 - 50 mix)
i'd start with a pressure test of the system (including the cap) a cap and or the thermostat would be prime suspects and are the cheapest.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Where is it spitting radiator fluid from? My sister in law's 01 Stratus did this last week. It was a bad water pump.
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