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I replace the water pump and thermostat on my 2004 ram 1500 with 4.7 but the thermostat won't open up now truck has never ran hot i put the old thermostat back in and it did the same thing is there a way to bleed the cooling system on this truck

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  • dbrown3941 Jul 22, 2009

    was not put in backwards ,however we did have to bleed the system the plug is a 3/8 allen screw which is hard to deal with esp. when hot truck is fine now
    thanks anyway

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You put it in backwards and you did not fill the system with water till the base of the thermostsat had water under it and then you have to burp the air out of the system. normally there is a plug on the housing to dd that with.

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  • Bruce Hathcock Jul 22, 2009

    at least you can do is give me a rating, to fix this problem drill a 1/8 hole in the the thermostata to allow water to tricke down past the the thermostate so when you bleed it it will really bleed. I have knoew many engies blown because mechanics did not do this. and diesel truks have to have it done or you lose $10,000.00 on a overhaul.

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