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Old 04-08-2011, 07:12 PM
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Vehicle: 2004 Ram 1500 4.7L "H/O"
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Graphite Metallic
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
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Default Woohoo another overheating thread

My truck has been running hot these past few days. Last night I put a new thermostat in and tested the old one. It would open very slowly in boiling water and only about halfway after ten minutes.

Now that I got all the air burped out it is still running hot.

I feel cool spots on the radiator where there is smooth airflow, ie not behind the transmission or power steering coolers. Behind those it is hot.

I can hear a short squeak coming from the water pump area. At first I thought my radiator was plugged, but now I am worried about the water pump.

It is only about a two year old pump.
2004 SLT RCSB 4.7L | 3.92 | OEM Off-Road wheels | Goodyear SilentArmor 285/70R17's | MBRP cat-back | H/O cams | H/O cyl heads
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