Question about 1998 Dodge Dakota
Assuming it is full of coolant, I would probably take the thermostat back out and run it without it to make sure you don't have a blockage in the engine block.
Posted on Jan 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if the fan is working properly, the only thing left to check is the radiator...
i may be clogged or damaged so the water can't travel in it properly...
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
A stuck thermostat is fairly common (especially if it's original on your truck). If the thermostat is stuck, its common for antifreeze to back up into the reservoir tank. I
A bad water pump will normally overheat at lower speeds. If you notice the engine temp comes down when you turn on the heater, it's most likely the water pump.
Best of luck.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
Observe the car's engine as it runs for 10 minutes to ensure that the electric fan for the radiator is coming on, if not either the fan relay, fan's coolant temp. sensor, or the fan itself is bad, try the relay first it is the least expensive, if this is the type of vehicle that has no electric fan replace the clutch fan.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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