Question about 1998 Dodge Dakota
My truks fan runs continuously, the heater blows lukewarm air, the temp gauge does not rise at all, the lower and upper radiator hoses and radiator cap do not get hot. I am low on coolant. but i think my last mechanic has my owners manual so i am unsure to add coolant while cool or hot. why is my fan runninng constantly even though the engine is staying cold and if i am low on coolant shouldn't my engine heat up faster?
I would try flushing the heater core first,it's a very easy job,if thats not the problem then it's most likely your thermastat.hope this helps you,i know that worked on my dakota.
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
First thing first, turn off the engine wait for 15 - 20 mints, open the radiator cap and fill it up to the top then start the engine and see if it needs more water adn add as needed, then wait till you ca see the water circulating in the radiator now instead of corculating if it starts boiling out shut the engine replace the thermostat and do the whole thing again.
unless there is water in the engine the gauge will not be able to show the actual temp of the engine, so always malke sure you have water / antifreeze
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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