1. Potential Coolant Problems - RAM 2014 1500 3.6L Crew Cab - PLEASE HELP!

    South West
    I've had the truck for just over four years and its about to reach 81k miles. About a week ago my coolant temp gauge began to rise and fall between the halfway and 3/4 marks on the gauge, while my actual coolant temp fluctuates anywhere between 220-250 degrees on a hot 98 degree TX summer day...
  2. Under-powered and Overheating Issues? - Learning what's "Normal"

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    Hello everyone! I've now had my 2003 Ram 1500 with the 5.9L Magnum engine for going on six months, and I'm trying to learn what's "normal" behavior. I would REALLY appreciate some feedback. The most significant issues (I believe) I have reveal themselves on the steep inclines I have to take...
  3. After overheating, no start

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    I have a 1999, 2500, 5.9 liter gas engine Ram Truck. It sat up for a few years. I loaned it to a relative, who drove it to his home, about 75 miles. It cranked and ran fine when he came for it. Apparently the thermostat hung. The truck over heated, quite badly. He finally pulled to the side...
  4. Temperature runs HOT unless heat is on HELP!

    Heating & Cooling
    Everything is new radiator, hoses, thermostat etc. Only the water pump is the original that came with the truck... NO leaks, coolant level is good. The truck runs HOT getting up to 250 degrees unless I keep my temperature dial to the max heat setting, even then it will stay around 205-215...
  5. 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...