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Old 06-19-2013, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Cowboy Medic View Post
My '99 Diesel did this as well. The blowby tube that comes down on the front of the engine allows oil mist to get on the radiator and over the years there is a surprisingly large amount of dust and dirt that gets collected and plugs up the fins of the radiator. Way more than you would believe if you are looking at it without taking it out of the truck.

The best advise I can give you is to bite the bullet and take the radiator out of the truck and give it a very thorough cleaning. I did this and it acutally only took me about 2 hours total until it was back in the truck and getting the coolant refilled.

Good luck
the '05 does not use the same system and is not suseptible to this like a second gen.

OP, the fan not turning doesn't necessarily mean anything, the fan is mechanically driven but electronically controlled. it will not engage unless commanded by the ECM. Have you looked at the wiring harness that runs from the fan hub in front of the fan to the bottom right side of the fan shroud? if that harness is damaged/not connected you will have no fan. have you checked for codes?
p0480 is a fan fault(IIRC)
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