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i have a 2005 dodge ram 1500 slt 2wd with the 4.7 and when start the truck it ticks and doesnt go away even if you rev the truck the ticking ticks faster and it over heats on the freeway. and now its bugging me more then ever now since i read this. has anbody had these problems???
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sounds like 2 different problems

use the proper viscosity oil & any quality oil filter, not a FRAM

flush your radiator, maybe even take it to a radiator shop & get it RODDED, to get rid of the gunk that has built up
change the thermastat, yours is likely bad
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sounds like 2 different problems

use the proper viscosity oil & any quality oil filter, not a FRAM

flush your radiator, maybe even take it to a radiator shop & get it RODDED, to get rid of the gunk that has built up
change the thermastat, yours is likely bad
thats what i was planning on doing was swapping the thermastat, flushing my radiator and changing the oil. i just read that the 4.7 it is common for the engine to build engine sludge easy and the way people describe it, it sounded like what was happening to my truck.
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The 4.7 isn't any more prone to sludge than a Hemi. The ticking could be a cam follower, lash adjuster, timing chain, guide, tensioner...any number of things. How much overheating are you talking about, just a little hot or slamming the gauge all the way to the right?
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The 4.7 isn't any more prone to sludge than a Hemi. The ticking could be a cam follower, lash adjuster, timing chain, guide, tensioner...any number of things. How much overheating are you talking about, just a little hot or slamming the gauge all the way to the right?
it gets about 3\4 the way when i notice it and shut the ac off and turn the heater on and it drops back down to normal when i do that but its only on the freeway it does it.
but im going to start changing my oil every 1000 miles with ams oil for a while to try to get the ticking to go away and im going to swap the themostat and radiator cap and get it flushed
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I really think you're going to wind up putting in a new radiator. In my experience, by the time these symptoms appear, it's too late for a backflushing to fix the problem. If you're going to do the stat anyway, you might want to consider going to a 180 degree stat.
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I really think you're going to wind up putting in a new radiator. In my experience, by the time these symptoms appear, it's too late for a backflushing to fix the problem. If you're going to do the stat anyway, you might want to consider going to a 180 degree stat.
whats the diffence between a 180 stat and lets say a stock one? i live in the desert btw.
and i looked at it today and it looks like its dripping from the side a little bit but when im switching the stat tomorrow ill try to trace where its leaking from.
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The 180 stat will allow the engine to run cooler and the stat to open sooner.
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I really think you're going to wind up putting in a new radiator. In my experience, by the time these symptoms appear, it's too late for a backflushing to fix the problem. If you're going to do the stat anyway, you might want to consider going to a 180 degree stat.
haha damn your good i ended up having to get a new radiator. they pressure checked it an it was good but then they popped the side off an nothing but rust he thinks the owner before me ran just water in it and he tried to rod it and broke 3 rods thats how gunked up it is so we ordered a new one it will be here tomorrow morning
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Great to hear it's good now . Did you put in a 180 degree thermostat ?
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