Last post on Nov 02, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Diesel, Truck
Jan 28, 2012 (6:42 pm)
Could be a bad temp. gage
#844 of 852 Re: 2004 ram 3500 diesel overheating at 2100 rpms or higher [karih]
Jan 29, 2012 (2:29 pm)
Did you use a 50-50 mixture of coolant and distilled water in the cooling system; or did you use pure coolant? Coolant is designed to be diluted with 30 to 70% water (preferably distilled water) before being used in an engine. Pure coolant, or more than 70% coolant, will make the engine overheat.
Did you recheck the coolant level by removing the radiator cap and looking in the radiator, after running the truck following the parts replacement? There usually is a significant amount of trapped air left in the system after it is worked on. This air will initially prevent the radiator from being filled completely. The air will work out of the system in a day or two; so the radiator must then be refilled to replace the volume of air that came out. If the radiator is not refilled; the motor will run hot under loads.
How did you determine that the head gasket is not leaking? If the coolant level keeps going down; and no external leak is visible; it probably is being pulled into the combustion chambers through the head gasket.
There are 2 different thermostat temperatures available for this model. The stock thermostat is 190 degrees. There is an alternate 180 degree thermostat which is also available. Changing to the cooler thermostat can help this problem.
If your engine has been modified, and you are pulling heavy loads at high speeds; it may be necessary to use a radiator with a heavier core than standard. Radiator shops can make up a radiator with a heavier core; and aftermarket suppliers may also offer them.
If the radiator cap has a damaged seal, or the cap's pressure spring is weak or the cap is the wrong pressure rating (should be 16psi); it will cause overheating under loads.
If this vehicle originally had a fan shroud around the radiator fan; and that shroud was removed; it would cause overheating.
If the fuel filter is restricted, or the electric fuel lift pump is defective; or the injection timing is set wrong; this will cause overheating under loads.
If your engine has been modified for more power or more economy; the injection timing and fuel delivery rate should be recalibrated to match the modifications. This can be done by a shop that specializes in diesel fuel injection service on big rigs.
#845 of 852 Adding Cruise Control 2004
Mar 05, 2012 (9:34 pm)
I have a Dodge Ram 2004 Diesel and it has factory installed cruise control buttons on the steering wheel. My question is that can I add the mechanism on the engine to work with these buttons? I find after market cruise controls for 2005 onward, but I don't find anything for 2004's.
Can anyone point me in the right direction on this? thanks.
#846 of 852 dodge cummins diesel dpf issues
Mar 16, 2012 (8:10 am)
I own a 2007 Dodge 3500 cummins diesel truck, 62000 mi. The truck is at the dealership for 3 weeks and even the STAR team does not know how to fix it. The code is P2A01. This is visit # 5 for the same issue. The last four visits at the dealership replaced the sensors, catalytic converter... I am so glad is still warranty. Not sure if I need go seek lawyer advice or continue to wait for some resolution from Chrysler. The warranty is expiring in July 2012?
#847 of 852 Re: dodge cummins diesel dpf issues [toyhauler2]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Mar 16, 2012 (4:04 pm)
Doing a little research on that code, I found this from an owner of a 2007:
The code relates to left side front and back temp sensors. The code tripped because the temp sensors showed more than 500F degrees difference between them.
Take that to your dealer and see if that gets them in the right direction.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Host
Mar 25, 2012 (12:11 pm)
I need to perform and overhead on my 2004 5.9 cummins (dodge). Can anyone hlep me with the spcs or where I can find them?
#849 of 852 Re: Overhead specs [frankentruck]
Mar 25, 2012 (1:29 pm)
Unfortunately; due to typos or spelling errors; I can't understand whether you're trying to do an OVERHAUL, or an OVERHEAD VALVE ADJUSTMENT, or rebuild the CYLINDER HEAD. Whatever you want; you can find complete specs on this truck at http://www.eautorepair.net/Marketing/Default.asp where you can sign up for a 1 week, or 1 month, or 1 year subscription at great rates.
#850 of 852 Re: Overhead specs [zaken1]
Mar 26, 2012 (5:15 pm)
Sorry, I am going to do an overhead valve adjustment and needed specs for that.
for the info.
#851 of 852 Re: Shift Problem [sbellsr]
Sep 29, 2012 (10:14 am)
i have the same exact truck and it's having the same exact problem. any luck with yours? did you fix it?
#852 of 852 Re: RAM 2500 DIESEL 5.9 ERRATIC IDLE AND ALMOST STALL [1945d73t]
Nov 02, 2012 (5:59 am)
What solved this problem? I have the same problem.