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Old 02-23-2013, 08:01 PM
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dwanton dwanton is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: southern jersey
Age: 44
Posts: 459
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 power wagon 2500 loaded
Trim Level: crew cab loaded
Color: black
Engine: 2010-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 383hp 400lb/ft (2500/3500)
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dwanton will become famous soon enough

no one else replied so I will give you something to check .

I am no expert in any way so when others reply take all in consideration.

I would start by making sure there is no air in the system .

by changing all of that stuff , you might have an air pocket in the system and it need to be "burped".

just because they are new parts doesnt mean they are good --

make sure the thermostat opens and the fans come on . if it is overheating right away then the new thermostat could possibly be stuck closed.

you could take the rad cap off , turn the truck on and let it get hot and watch to see if the fluid in the radiator starts to move before it overheats , if it doesnt move then the thermostat is staying closed , and make sure the fans come on . rev the motor and hold it and you might be able to get any air pockets out , this could take about 5 minutes or more . there are other ways to do this .

I have seen many parts packed with the correct part number but wrong part in the box -- so make sure the radiator , thermostat are correct by part number and the part itself.

good luck , I hope you get things figured out and it isnt something major and hope you havent damaged your motor .
2013 power wagon 2500 - 5.7 everything but leather.
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