Q: Truck overheating but gage is not moving and no coolant flow thru clear line univesal tank

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I flushed the coolant checked the thermostat on it works also i put a universal coolant tank in the truck and there is no coolant returnin to radiator.. i put a new donut gasket on exhause cus im gettin a hot spot around that area i was wondering if this could be a bad water pump but i have no coolant leaks from head or nothing ?

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You may have a clogged radiator cap so coolant can go into overflow tank and back into radiator. Check cooling fan clutch to see if it is locking up as it should.

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