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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Auto Repair, Truck
#81 of 89 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Nov 26, 2011 (6:36 am)
My boyfriends 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 V6, with 74,000 miles radiator coolant leaked into the engine oil and siezed up the motor. This is after a 68,000 mile fuel injection service at the dealership. The dealership wanted $8,500 to replace the motor. He was on the spot so had to buy another truck, a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 V6. The tire sensor light keeps coming on from the spare tire even after refilling.
My Dodge Durango Hemi 2005, had been in the shop at the same time with a problem lunging and sputtering. After 6 trips to the dealer and over $1,600, I still had the same problem. Took it to a transmission place, had the transmission oil changed and no longer have the problem.
I would suggest to everyone to not take their cars to the Dodge dealerships, apparently they have no clue how to work on their own vehicles. Or maybe it is so you will have to buy a new one every 60,000-80,000 miles.
#82 of 89 99' dodge ram 1500 v8 radiator problems.
Dec 18, 2011 (4:30 pm)
I've replaced my water pump a few months ago (in the shop) and last week i replaced my radiator by myself. the reason i replaced my radiator was because of a huge crack along the plastic-to-metal end of the radiator. It was spewing coolant all over the place. A few days after replacing this, the heater doesn't work at all and whenever I am coming up on a red light or any stop and put my truck in neutral to coast, the truck dies. Also, whenever I got home tonight, the truck began spewing again. I pop the hood to get a look and there is a huge crack in the same exact spot as the replaced radiator. It seems that the problem that caused the radiator to break last time caused it to this time. Any information at all about this problem would be fantastic. Thank you. If you would like a video of the "leak" in the radiator, e-mail me at hookscrue2009aol.com and I'll send you it.
#83 of 89 ram 1500 4.7 ltr
Dec 23, 2011 (11:47 am)
my ram 1500 with 212k miles started losing water. replaced pump, thermostat and fluid. oil begining to foam in fill cap. is this an inherent problem with this motor? my 86 ram 360 with 384k has no problems. could this be heads? putting in around half gallon of antifreeze every three hundred miles. help
#84 of 89 HELP PLEASE!! Radiator problems
Dec 28, 2011 (1:19 pm)
Hey guys is my radiator supposed to be hot on both sides? B/C one side is hot after running and other is cold. Didn't know if that meant the radiator needs to be replaced. Also the truck makes a bucking motion when driving after heated up and when I stop and pop hood open my overflow reservoir is bubbling like its boiling!! Ive replaced water pump, thermostat, and even took it to local radiator shop and had it flushed.... Temp gague is between 1/2 and 3/4 so its not over heating?? Does anyone have any idea on what it might be??? Thanks
#85 of 89 Re: HELP PLEASE!! Radiator problems [jhogue3105]
Jan 08, 2012 (10:30 pm)
I have the same issue and have had 3 different diagnosis. Noticed a leak in the dagasser ( reservoir on top of radiator that holds overflow ) and attempting that first. $ 60 dealer part.
Would love feedback as this is getting extremely frustrating to troubleshoot.
#86 of 89 Re: Thermostat housing issues [john209]
May 06, 2012 (8:17 am)
I have a 95 Dodge Ram 5.9 L just like you but mine is a 4x4. I have the same type of leak but so far no issues with power. I found it when pressure testing the coolant system. I see a small stream of water making its way out the thermostat housing platform/engine block. Put in new thermostat and housing, gasket, sealant on both sides of the gasket, 17 lbs/sq.in. on bolts. Still leaks under pressure. How did you resolve your leak? it has been a while (2007) since your post but it is the only diagnostic question I could find just like mine. I was thinking of trying K-seal? Any help would be great. Thanks, Vin
#87 of 89 2007 Ram 1500 4.7L Flex still overheating
Aug 21, 2012 (10:21 am)
I have replaced the radiatior cap, thermostat, water pump and hoses and the truck still overheats when the cap is tighted on the radiator. if the cap is off it will not overheat.
#88 of 89 Re: 2007 Ram 1500 4.7L Flex still overheating [floridatruck]
Aug 21, 2012 (5:04 pm)
Did you drain all your cooling out of your system?? When you filled it back up did you bleed the air out of your system?? There is a bleeder plug on the upper rad hose at the engine.
#89 of 89 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 overheating; HELP!!
Oct 12, 2013 (9:23 am)
Head gasket was leaking and we had to replace both heads... Once all was done, turns out the truck is still overheating. What else could cause this problem??? We know for a fact that the gasket was leaking, and heads were warped beyond repair and cracked. So I'm lost! Help us figure out the problem!! Been without a vehicle for 2wks going on 3.