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My check engine light came on when i had a diagnostic test results were thermostat related but my truck does not run hot. this is a ram 1500 ouad cab 2003 4x4. mileage 107000

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If the thermostat is broken and always open, you can get a "engine cold too long" fault code.

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My 97, 5.2 runs 200 without AC, if I turn on AC, it goes to 220. Replaced clutch fan, thermostat, water pump, and new cap. Backflushed block and radiator. No results. Why so hot? Only 92K on unit.


dodges run like that. if your worried put a 180 degree thermostat in. maybe even a 160 . wont hurt engine or fuel mileage . my 99 dodge ram 1500 sport runs fine with 160 degree one. hope it helped , good luck

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The temperature gauge on my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 is not working. The temperature sensor and the thermostat have been replaced.


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I have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with the 4.7L engine. The check eng light is on. obd2 reads code P 0038 And says HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1, Sensor 2). the heater is not working. How do I...


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if it is doent seam to run hot go to salvage yard and remove sensor and place in pocket one home put replacemnt sensor in truck and reset computer it might be a computer samety feature but likely the heat sensor problem is tied to your heat

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500, the heater is blowing cold air, however, the slower you go the warmer it gets and vice versa.


Is the engine coolant temp also low (if you have a gauge)? Your symptoms suggest the engine coolant thermostat is missing or stuck open. With unrestricted coolant flow through the radiator higher speeds mean more airflow and cooler coolant temps.

Replacing the thermostat is a simple, inexpensive fix. Hope that's your problem.

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The heater is blowing cold but the engine temperature reads high


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I would first check to see if both heater hoses are hot to the heater.
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have a tune up done on your vehicle. it will need plugs wires. also you may want to take your vehicle up to a auto parts store and have them connect there diagnostic machine to it and see if it pulls any codes.

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