Question about 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck
You could do that in fact I've done it a few times myself to either rule it out or pinpoint it as the problem. Your top radiator hose will lead from the radiator to the thermostat housing take the housing off and there's the thermostat. Personally I would take the thermostat in the house put it in a pan of water and see if its opening and closing right without any hitches. Also if the fan(s) aren't working properly they can cause it to hiss and spray through the radiator fill. I would make sure to test the thermostat although you don't know at what temp it opening you'll know it is opening. depending how far you live from a parts store I would drive it there and back without the thermostat the install the new and drive it the same distance to make sure it not going to overheat. each time you take the thermostat housing off you have to clean as much of the gasket and sealer as possible on both the side that connects to the radiator and the side on the block. Everything it cast aluminum so be careful not to torque it so hard you snap the bolts off. Good Luck I Hope This Helps
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's almost never a pcm. You need to check things like the fuel pressure when this happens. I'd take it to a better shop as alot of tests require special equipment.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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