DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Heating & Cooling


Notices

Heating & Cooling 3rd Gen Dodge Ram Heating & Cooling Problems and Questions.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-18-2013, 07:48 PM
02 Ram 02 Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nashville TN, soon back to IL
Age: 32
Posts: 1,019
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 02 Dodge Ram/92 IROC R/T
Trim Level: SLT Quad Cab
Color: Forest Green
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:67
02 Ram will become famous soon enough
Default radiator trouble

took the truck for a short ride and when i came back there was a hissing noise coming from the front. popped the hood and right where the rad cap goes was where it was coming from. (my rad is the sealed rad and the over flow is where the cap goes) after i opened the cap and let the remaining air out i noticed a drip on the pass side. gonna bet its the radiator which was replaced before i bought the truck. would the overflow tank not venting it right cause the rad to take a shit? i know im gonna have to get a new one along with a new rad but i wanna make sure this problem doesnt happen again. TIA

heres a pic of my fill tank



__________________
2002 Dodge Ram 4.7L
1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T 2.2 Turbo


Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 04-18-2013, 09:59 PM
02 Ram 02 Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nashville TN, soon back to IL
Age: 32
Posts: 1,019
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 02 Dodge Ram/92 IROC R/T
Trim Level: SLT Quad Cab
Color: Forest Green
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:67
02 Ram will become famous soon enough
Default

Here's exactly what is happening. Leak started shortly after I opened the rad cap. Posting from my phone so I hope the link works




http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=4QL0y...%3D4QL0yiLvVcg
__________________
2002 Dodge Ram 4.7L
1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T 2.2 Turbo


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-18-2013, 10:16 PM
02 Ram 02 Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nashville TN, soon back to IL
Age: 32
Posts: 1,019
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 02 Dodge Ram/92 IROC R/T
Trim Level: SLT Quad Cab
Color: Forest Green
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:67
02 Ram will become famous soon enough
Default

Found this too. Exactly what's happening

1.) coolant leak - seems to be comming from the overflow cap as seen in vid

2.) took cap off of coolant resevoir and ran engin -The engine was still a little warm when I did this. After I started the engine the return tube imediately began squirting coolant back into the resevoir (thermistat open?). There was a little steam rising from the resevoir, but I didn't get any bubbles or gysers when I raced the engine.

3.) looked for leak - Traces around pass side end tank. Have not crawled under there yet
__________________
2002 Dodge Ram 4.7L
1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T 2.2 Turbo



Last edited by 02 Ram; 04-18-2013 at 10:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-19-2013, 01:30 AM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 18,560
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 19
Rep:2608
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I would take it to a professional radiator shop & get a diagnosis
There are a couple checks that can be done quickly
it may be just a hose collapsing or something else simple
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-19-2013, 12:54 PM
02 Ram 02 Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nashville TN, soon back to IL
Age: 32
Posts: 1,019
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 02 Dodge Ram/92 IROC R/T
Trim Level: SLT Quad Cab
Color: Forest Green
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:67
02 Ram will become famous soon enough
Default

thanks for the reply. money is tight so im gonna try to diagnose it myself
__________________
2002 Dodge Ram 4.7L
1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T 2.2 Turbo


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-20-2013, 12:44 AM
02 Ram 02 Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nashville TN, soon back to IL
Age: 32
Posts: 1,019
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 02 Dodge Ram/92 IROC R/T
Trim Level: SLT Quad Cab
Color: Forest Green
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:67
02 Ram will become famous soon enough
Default

ok. took the truck apart. it is the radiator leaking. right at the end tank on the pass side. it looked like the water pump had a drip or 2 but im not sure if thats where it came from. i reinstalled the rad and filled it with water and didnt see any drips by the pump but i didnt really get under it. i dont want to re install a new rad and have this happen again. what could it be?
__________________
2002 Dodge Ram 4.7L
1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T 2.2 Turbo


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:58 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum