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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 overheats in traffic

My truck gets hot in traffic, at short stops and at stop lights. I've replaced the thermostat and the fan clutch. The problem still exists. Any ideas you can give me will be much appreciated! Thanks!

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  • mgeouge Jun 24, 2009

    Thanks so much for your advice! I have an appointment to get it pressure flushed tomorrow. Hope that will help. I notice that the fan inside the truck doesn't blow really well - I wonder if that could be from the belts, and perhaps be related to this overheating problem? It's very strange - if you go down the highway and keep it moving, it cools right down. Heaven help you if you have to stop at a light in town. I hauled 3,000 pounds of lumber on it today and it went along beautifully unless we were in town. Anyway, thanks again, I love this forum!




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The water pump would be the next step. Look over the belts as well, A system flush may help.

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