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Where is the radiator bleeder in a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

I changed the top radiator hose because it had a split in it. I start it up to warm up but it doesnt get very warm. Going down the road it blows out cold air.

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Most I have seen have an upper cap on the radiator itself or you can use the reservoir to fill it up..

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SOURCE: blowing cold air

I had the same problem that I just fix by flushing the heater core out with a hose.   take the two hoses off the fire wall and put the water to it and let flush.  my heater is putting out 150 dg. F  of hot air.   I'm so excited!  i will stay warm now.

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500 4x4. the heat will not work

flush the colant

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SOURCE: 2002 dodge 1500 Changed radiator, thermostat, and hoses. No heat

Why was radiator replaced?Did it have heat before ? If it was plugged, the heater core may also be plugged. Try flushing it with a water hose in both directions. I dont know why the botton radiator hose would be cold, the radiator should be a uniform temp and the air coming through the radiator should be HOT, when the engine is at operating temp. What condition was the old coolant? if it was rusty, the water pump may have lower flow than normal.

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 1500 dodge ram it has no heat

are heater inlet outlet mix valves standard for all dodge heater cores. I have 2001 dodge cummings blows warm air not hot when gauge is 195 degrees would there be a mix valve under the dash because it is not inline outside the wall

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - The heater blows cold air

the heater blowing cold at an Idle and warm while driving it,is usually low coolant in the radiator,remove the radiator cap when engine is cold,fill to the top,and fill overflow tank to full,if that doesn't take care of it,check the heater hoses at an idle and see if they are both the same temp,it might be a water pump not doing its job.

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Now thats interesting.
I assume you are using the gauge on the dash to judge the engine temp, but you also said before you have no heat. The gauge could be off, but you would know by the radiator hoses if the engine is warming up or not.
Assuming the new thermostat is not defective, the coolant would have to be bypassing it somehow.
I would want to make sure there is no air pockets in the cooling system, and see if both radiator hoses are cool.

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