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  1. Coolant Confusion

    2013 Dodge Ram Forum
    Hey guys, After hours and hours of research I'm just about back where I started. I noticed my coolant was low not too long ago so I went into my owners manual and found that my 2013 Ram 1500 required OAT coolant. I ordered a jug off amazon to top off my truck and realized the jug of OAT and...
  2. A/C Charging Port?

    2015 Dodge Ram Forum
    I live in South Louisiana and my A/C is not working correctly! Help! I bought one of those canisters to check the pressure and recharge the coolant if necessary, but I'm pretty sure the connection is wrong. Either that or I have the wrong port. The port I'm trying to use is front and center...
  3. Coolant gushes when burping 5.9. Bad tstat?

    Heating & Cooling
    Hey everybody, I've got a question for ya! I've got a '98 1500 5.9 4x4. A few years back I did the plenum repair and replaced my thermostat with a 180 degree one. All good there, aside from a heater that always gurgled and was sub-par. After reading up, I'm sure it was air from me not burping it...
  4. Low Engine Temp

    Heating & Cooling
    I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi with 140,000 miles. It has never had a coolant flush. It recently began leaking around the thermostat housing. I replaced radiator hoses, heater hoses, thermostat housing and performed a coolant flush (Zerex g-05). I debated replacing the thermostat but...
  5. Coolant system issues

    2011 Dodge Ram Forum
    So I have a 2011 ram with a 5.7. My cooling system has been acting up in the last few days. I changed the thermostat about a month ago when I had these exact issues and all was good till now. Sometimes my coolant will run to hot, it'll get up to about 230 degrees, and I'll have to slow right...
  6. Compression Test

    4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    I'm pretty new at working with vehicles. I do my own oil changes, tune ups, etc. But I'm about to perform a compression test due to coolant being burned (white smoke and sweet smell on first start almost every morning) I need to disable the fuel system. I've searched and everything but i can't...
  7. 2002 DRW 5.9 24V Cummins - heats up under load

    Heating & Cooling
    I have experienced a consistent problem with overheating pulling approx 16,000 lbs uphill 6% grade for anything over two or three miles. To date have replaced Thermo, Rad Cap, Fan Clutch and of course a flush and fill of the cooling system. About to pull the trigger on a new Radiator and really...
  8. CEL on, help needed now..!

    5.7L V8 Specific Topics
    Alright, I normally have much more background on my truck issues than this, but I was just called and told that our 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 has the check engine light on. Not overheating, but barely any coolant. Apparently it's 'yellow/orange'. Don't have a computer on hand to check the code, but I...
  9. Coolant Explosion

    LD RAM - General Discussion
    Can the engine bay be sprayed down with water for cleaning? After failing to properly put the radiator hose back on, it consequently blew off on and there is now coolant all over.
  10. Replaced Water Pump, Now it revs up before shifting - Please Help

    5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics
    Hello all, I am in desperate need of some help. I searched this forum before deciding to replace my water pump. I replaced the Water Pump, Clutch fan, thermostat and belt because the water pump was leaking pretty bad in the driveway. I decided to do all of the others while I was in there...
  11. Fluctuating Coolant Temp Guage

    Heating & Cooling
    A few days ago I noticed as I was on my way to work my coolant temp gauge needle went a 1/4 of the way past the 1/2 way mark on the coolant temp gauge the needle then dropped to the 1/2 way mark on the gauge and stayed there the rest of the drive to work. Arrived at work checked the coolant...
  12. Coolant Info

    Heating & Cooling
    Interesting info found on the net that may remove confusion about which type of coolant is the proper coolant to use. The main ingredient in the vast majority of automotive antifreeze on the market today is ethylene glycol. Virgin ethylene glycol is produced from ethylene which is produced in...
  13. Coolant not flowing into overflow tank PLEASE HELP

    Heating & Cooling
    Coolant is building pressure and blowing out everywhere I found out that coolant isn't flowing into the overflow tank and I don't know why
  14. Rear engine coolant leak???

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    Hello all, I have a leak that has not been addressed in any thread yet (that I can find anyway). A few weeks ago, I noticed that coolant was dripping from the front of the bellhousing on my 97 2500 (auto). Further inspection also revealed that it is also the whole way back to the trans pan...
  15. 4.7l Missfire Issue....STUMPED!!!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    :doh: 02 Dodge Ram 1500, 4.7l (puking).Just traded 3 months ago for my 02 mustang GT..Actually need some advice if you could give me a little i would be very thankful. A week ago i washed motor, nothing major just a fast rinse. Didnt let it run and get warmand dry big no no!! Well the next...
  16. Dodge spirit head gasket?

    Other Vehicle Discussion
    whats up guys. I just got a call from my buddy who drives a 94 dodge spirit and he was saying that his coolant is disappearing. he said that it isn't leaking on to the ground so it has to be going somewhere. I asked him to check his oil and tell me if his oil was milky and he said no. He then...
  17. Engine Coolant Help!!

    5.7L V8 Specific Topics
    I have a 05 1500 and my engine coolant reservoir completely emptied less than 2 weeks later after being filled. I have had no warning lights come on or seen the engine temp gauge running high. I have no clue what is going on with it and would appreciate any and all help as to try and figure out...
  18. Leaky Head Gasket? Only reason for milky fluid in Oil?

    4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    I was recently coming home and the lower radiator hose came off. I was able to stop the engine before it overheated. I put the hose back on and filled up with coolant. When I tried too crank it, the engine sputtered for a couple seconds and then I turned it back off. Then I tried again and...
  19. Hi, from Alabama

    Newbie Checkin!
    Hey, y'all. I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 w/ a V8 5.9L 360 c.i. engine. I found a leak in one of the freeze plugs the other day, and can't seem to find replacement plugs anywhere. I got the old ones out, and took one in to O'Reilly's. They said it was 1-11/16 inches. But the freeze plugs...
  20. Help! I've got coolant everywhere!

    5.7L V8 Specific Topics
    Well, just tonight, I was getting on the freeway and I was getting on the truck pretty good - Got it up to 4500 RPMs, etc and about a 1/4 mile down the freeway, the "Check Gages" light came on. I checked the gauges and the voltage gauge was down to nothing and I noticed the gauge lights dim...
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