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Overheating, lack of power under load

2004 Dodge ram 4.7, 52k miles. When the truck is climbing uphill, it lacks power and starts to overheat. Last week there was a misfire detected in cylinder number 2. Could this misfire be causing the problem or thermostat or another problem?

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  • dbdesignspm May 19, 2009

    it runs fine when it is cool or level surfaces, maybe a blown head gasket?

  • dbdesignspm Jun 03, 2009

    Heads are fine.

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These trucks destroy heads, should be under 7yr. 70,000 warranty, call a dealer to in quire.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • DFARLEY Jun 06, 2009

    check the temp.of the radiator in several places, plugged radiators are also common on these trucks.

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