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 > 2ND Generation Dodge Ram 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram Trucks > Heating & Cooling


Notices

Heating & Cooling 2nd Gen Dodge Ram Heating & Cooling Problems and Questions.


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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 03-24-2011, 11:53 AM
RamTech's Avatar
RamTech RamTech is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Johnson City, TN
Age: 44
Posts: 12,120
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dakota Club Cab 4X4
Trim Level: SXT
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2008 226ci (3.7L) Magnum/PowerTech V6 215hp 235lb/ft
Rep Power: 14
Rep:1824
RamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant future
Default

Glycol base coolant with corrosion inhibitors called HOAT, (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) is recommended.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #22  
Old 03-24-2011, 12:46 PM
015.2Ram 015.2Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW OHIO
Posts: 78
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: XLT
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
015.2Ram is on a distinguished road
Default

So if I walk up to my local PEP BOYS dude, and throw those terms at him he will know what I need? ha ha ha. I have never heard it put that way. Orange or Green colored is what I have always went by. Ha ha ha
Thanks for the help folks.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-24-2011, 01:21 PM
RamTech's Avatar
RamTech RamTech is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Johnson City, TN
Age: 44
Posts: 12,120
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dakota Club Cab 4X4
Trim Level: SXT
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2008 226ci (3.7L) Magnum/PowerTech V6 215hp 235lb/ft
Rep Power: 14
Rep:1824
RamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant future
Default

Depends on how well the Pep boy knows his job.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-24-2011, 02:56 PM
015.2Ram 015.2Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW OHIO
Posts: 78
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: XLT
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
015.2Ram is on a distinguished road
Default

Weeeeeell on lunch I drove it home and it heated up pretty much fine. This truck has not been used much at all in recent months. I wonder if the blend door was stuck or just slow to work correctly. When I got in it for lunch and drove home it warmed uo better. The fill tank, overflow? was between low and full, so I did top that off to full. She is very warm not. Maybe it jsut needed its legs worked out a little so to speak.
The temp gauge also runs with the needle riding JUST at the top of the front/left side of the 2 of the 210 on the gauge.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-24-2011, 02:59 PM
015.2Ram 015.2Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW OHIO
Posts: 78
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: XLT
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
015.2Ram is on a distinguished road
Default

I did notice that most all of the rad was hot but the side at the fill cap was cooler then 75% of the rad to the touch. Looking down at top of rad on that left side (pass) you do see a break in the rad, a seam there. I guess that is made diff onthat side near the cap???? That 1/3 of the rad was cooler then the rest of the rad when I was stopped at home, looking into the intake for oil to see if that intake/plenum gasket was bad. NO OIL.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-24-2011, 03:27 PM
RamTech's Avatar
RamTech RamTech is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Johnson City, TN
Age: 44
Posts: 12,120
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dakota Club Cab 4X4
Trim Level: SXT
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2008 226ci (3.7L) Magnum/PowerTech V6 215hp 235lb/ft
Rep Power: 14
Rep:1824
RamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant future
Default

Sounds like it could be the core partially clogged and it may be working its way through the system. I'd still flush it out.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-24-2011, 03:28 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 18,613
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

if you look at a couple youtube videos, they can give you a general idea of how some people attempt to fix their vehicles give you some suggestions

one guy says to take the heater hoses off near the water pump, instead of back against the firewall where there is really no room to move your hands or tools

most input heater hoses have a heater control valve in the line, most have a cable that opens & closes them, make sure it opens & closes

when you back flush the heater core, use safety glasses, & either air pressure or a garden hose, use only enough water pressure to see if you have any flow, catch the old fluid & gunk in a gallon milk jug or something that you can see into from the side

these vids are very informative
http://www.heatertreater.net/?gclid=...FQQ-bAodDCu_bQ
__________________
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
  #28  
Old 03-24-2011, 03:42 PM
015.2Ram 015.2Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW OHIO
Posts: 78
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: XLT
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
015.2Ram is on a distinguished road
Default

WHEN THE WEATHER GETS BACK TO 70 HERE IN cINCY i WILL WORK ON FLUSHING. THANKS GUYS!!!
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-30-2011, 04:25 PM
015.2Ram 015.2Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW OHIO
Posts: 78
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: XLT
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
015.2Ram is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I got to flushing it today. I did the heater core first, took hose off at the drivers side and at the pass side. It went CLEAR WATER rather quickly. It was dirty at first, not bad at that, then flowed clean water after that. I drained the rad. ran water through it, it was fine. Pushed the water through the pump, it was clean quickly.
So I refilled the system and I am still getting luke warm air at idle when it is at running temp. Once the truck is driving it warms up well.
At idle, running temp left side and right side heater hoses are HOT to the touch. The drivers side rad hose is hot, left side of rad is hot gets colder as you move to the right side of the rad and that lower hose on the pass side it cool.
Seems the blend door is working, when the heat is blowing how or even warm when I turn it to COLD the air goes COLD. This summer when the AC was used it worked fine, on cold it was cold, when it was changed to hot it warmed up.
Soooooooo?
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11-01-2011, 02:55 PM
BroncoLee BroncoLee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Montgomery, TX
Age: 44
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: ST
Color: white
Engine: 1994-2001 239ci (3.9L) Magnum V6 175hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
BroncoLee is on a distinguished road
Default

Have you checked the function of the blend door? It's easy to check. I made a little video by the way if you want to look at it. There's a pivot point for the blend door you can easily see just by looking under the bottom of the HVAC tubing, I hooked channel locks to mine so you can see it and mine was actually blocked a little I helped it close and think this may fix my problem but I can't tell as it's warm today. I'll know Friday or so though...

Link:

HTH,

Lee
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
having a little heater issue, ( PLEASE HELP ) mark1963 Dodge Ram General Discussion 0 12-18-2010 11:31 PM
Heater / Air Conditioner Control turbomir Heating & Cooling 2 12-04-2010 12:54 PM
Heater quit working right when it gets cold! danielstarr Heating & Cooling 3 12-02-2010 02:25 AM
Factory Engine Block Heater / Remote Start 10ramisport 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 17 10-18-2010 10:15 AM
Big Bang after heater core job Quiet Lunatic 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 5 12-31-2009 06:19 PM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:30 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