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2005 Dodge 1500 Truck overheats when idling

Truck overheats when idling but goes back to normal when driving. I think it might be the thermostat but wouldn't it get hot and stay hot until the truck cooled down after being shut down?

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Sounds like a week water pump. Or sludge in the system.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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Chances are that it isnt your thermostat, check to see if your coolant fan is turning on when engine reaches operating temperature. if it does turn on then i would suggest to check for dust/dirt in between your rad and a/c condensor. if it is dirty in between clean it out with a garden hose and you should be good to go

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