Q: My truck has been smelling hot for a couple of months.

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My truck has been smelling hot and now overheats and smokes on right passenger side. Could this be my radiator? It has been smelling hot for a few months. Now I can not drive it because the temperature goes to hot immediately. It's also not wanting to start right away. This has never been a pro. Just had the starter replaced two years ago.

My car has 315000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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