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Old 03-03-2010, 03:17 PM
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Question Heating problem

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when pulling a trailer (5x8 utility), even an empty one, my heater guage slowly starts to climb. when I'm doing 130 kmh in OD it will climb to about the 7/8 mark on the guage. same thing will happen if i'm not in OD but doing around 120KMh.
The only speed where my guage was untouched when pulling a full trailer was no OD and no more than 110KMH, it has also happened to me once when driving home on a very hot day last summer, I was doing 130km without a trailer in OD and the guage climbs to about 3/4-7/8 positionon the guage, almost to the full mark.
I've changed the T stat and nothing, not sure if I should go with an engine flush, change the rad or the pump.
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Try flushing the radiator first. If that doesn't work, you'll likely need to replace it. If it were a pump problem, it should get hotter than normal even when you're not towing.
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Try flushing the radiator first. If that doesn't work, you'll likely need to replace it. If it were a pump problem, it should get hotter than normal even when you're not towing.
I'll give that a try, always best to try the easiest and cheapest frist, hopefully that cures the problem.
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Just make sure it gets a good flush, not just a fluid swap. Also, try to fill out your UserCP so we can have a reference to year/trim/engine so we can answer any questions faster.
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Was it a 180* tstat, or 195?
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hope you get it worked out
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The t-stat came right from Dodge, they told me that they only carry one stat for that year of truck, I beleive it's a 180degree, they don't offer any other heat ranges for it
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Good luck with the flush. Hope that cures the problem.

How many miles on your truck?
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When I bought it in July 09, it had 126990 km onit, it n ow has 142271 on it
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