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Old 04-29-2011, 11:23 AM
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hi everybody, well i guess i'll start with my problem. Ihave a 2003 ram and i pull my small boat around alot without any overheating issues but the other day i picked up a new boat that was slightly bigger 18 ft center console. i was making my way home and the engine started overheating i stopped at a parts place and replaced the thermostat but would still overheat. i had to drive about 45 mph for about 80 miles so it wouldn't overheat really bad.this morning i unhooked the boat and ran some errands around town and it was fine...any thoughts would be greatly appreciated thanks guys.

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Does your truck have a trans cooler? Was it originally equipped with a tow package?
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Three things come to mind:

1. The thermostat - you've replaced that.

2. An exhaust gas leak at the EGR valve or the valve is stuck.

3. Your radiator needs to be cleaned out.
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The mechanic said it was a clogged radiator thanks for your help everybody very much appreciated.
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