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Old 01-17-2009, 01:26 AM
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Hello I am new to this site with a problem I can't figure out hoping everyone can help. I have a 97 dodge ram 4x4 5.9. I have no heat, temp gauge reads a little over 130. With the radiator cap off I don't notice any circulation and the coolant feels cool all hoses are cool. Also after driving the truck and opening the radiator cap there is no pressure. I replaced the water pump and the stat and still nothing so i replaced the stat again and still nothing please help its cold in Indiana by the lake. I posted my problem in the newbee section and was referred here. I was griven some suggestions like adding a new cap to the radiator and maybee a blocked heater core or the deverter valve. I am going to try adding the new cap. does anyone have any other ideas I can go on?
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Didn't you post this already?
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try this to see if it helps, theres a door behind the heater core under the dash (like a trap door!) check to see if it just flaps open then if so fix that problem also what you need to try and let the truck warm up you may have air pockets in the cooling system it may take a while for it to completely suck some coolant in if your not getting flow the best thing to do if you can find a coolant funnel that attaches to your radiator, im not familiar with stores out there in indy but try like tool truck or like a sears or something it cost me like 20 or 30 bucks and used it religiously but im also a tech lol but it'll help, you pour some coolant in the funnel let the truck warm up in like a garage ( also if doing this in a garage MAKE SURE NOT SUFFOCATING YOURSELF with the fumes ) with the blower off so that you can get the most out the heat theres a plug that sticks down the center of the funnel so when it looks like its ready to overflow, plug it then keep rechecking until its completely full also if your going to try this crimp the hose that leads to the overflow container otherwise your making a bigger headache for yourself but ive seen cars take as long as 45 minutes to completely get the air pockets out but try this if you will, let me know what the results are and ill further help you or you can take it to good shop and pay the 100 bucks having it flushed out then if they didnt fix it take it back and say it had heat but doesnt now? if you know what i mean but theres some advice for you, but like i said repost on this.

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:45 AM
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ok here is the update I pulled the truck into the garage tonight and let it run for about 40 min not including the drive home from work that is 20 min when I got it in the garage I took the cap of the rad. and there was no pressure I stood there and watched the water and about every 2 min I had air bubbles come up. it never did warm up past about 140 on the gauge and the water was luke warm to the touch. I am starting to think that the air in the system is the most logical. in the morning I am going to try and find the coolant funnel and try that to see if it works. also a friend of mine told me that they make stats with a little hole in them to reduce air pockets I'll pick up one of those also and try it.
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sounds good repost on this if any further problems
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:59 AM
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Just wanted everyone who posted that my problem is fixed it was air in the system.
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its good to hear that, hope no future problems if so were all here to help
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