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Old 04-21-2010, 08:27 PM
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Default Truck overheated, now light shaking rumbling...but no other signs of gasket???

I was driving home today, when I got off the highway, the check gauges light came on and I saw that the truck temperature was way past the red mark. I stopped as soon as I could.

The return hose had a giant gash in it. I replaced it, put coolant in. Truck started just fine, no smoking anywhere.

Drove away but noticed something was "off". The truck was shaking lightly.

Checked for leaks around the head, looked for a milky substance in the dipstick. Other than the rumbling/shaking I see no other signs of a blown head gasket. Going to do a compression test tomorrow to confirm.

Anything else the shaking could come from? That was my only logical answer...
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:08 PM
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how long do you think it was on the red?
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30 seconds to a minute maybe?
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well i am not good with cars i have an idea but i dont want to scare you because i am probably wrong
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Start with the obvious and easy things first. Scan it for codes and see if a misfire is showing up or maybe an EGR code.
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Default misfires? egr

One instance of misfire showed on 4 but no egr.
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Is it still misfiring? Try swapping the #4 coil with another cylinder. It's possible that the coil overheated and is causing the miss. Check the plugs while you're at it.
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Been there, done that! I would want to do the compression test, or a leak down test just to be sure after an overheat like that, even if I found something else. Just my 2 cents, based on a bad experience.
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Could coolant have "gummed" up any sensors and cause them to be delayed or sending an incorrect signal?

Reason I ask is a similar problem happened to my brother's Dakota. His upper radiator hose blew, and the truck idled bad and misfired after replacing the hose. I told him his TPS looked pretty trashed, every mechanic he took it to told him the torque converter was going out. He changed the torque converter and of course that didn't fix it, so they told him the transmission must be going bad. I'm still convinced coolant "gummed" up his throttle body sensors and they can't move.
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Could coolant have "gummed" up any sensors and cause them to be delayed or sending an incorrect signal?

Reason I ask is a similar problem happened to my brother's Dakota. His upper radiator hose blew, and the truck idled bad and misfired after replacing the hose. I told him his TPS looked pretty trashed, every mechanic he took it to told him the torque converter was going out. He changed the torque converter and of course that didn't fix it, so they told him the transmission must be going bad. I'm still convinced coolant "gummed" up his throttle body sensors and they can't move.
This would make sense if he had multiple cylinder misfire codes. Since his is apparently isolated to one cylinder, I would go to work on it first.
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