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My 2004 Dodge Ram overheats when it is tunning

My 2004 Dodge Ram overheats when it is running pretty hard in not-too-hot weather. If I pull over and let it idle, even with the AC on full blast, the temperature goes down to normal.What do I do?

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Hello exlinejeremy and thank you for asking your question, on Fixya.

Here is a simple process that will walk you through a few steps that will pinpoint the overheating problem on your 2004 Dodge Ram, without even using any tools. It has helped millions of people, and I am certain that it will help you, because I wrote it for people like you. So here is the link:
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You might want to pay close attention to the thermostat or radiator sections of these instructions.

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As for your issue regarding the truck having difficult getting into drive, I highly recommend having your fluids and filters changed out, as grime and buildup over the years can have a truly adverse affect on your engine and transmission. Have a transmission shop look at it & get you an estimate if the fluid change doesn't resolve the issue.

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2004 dodge ram is over heating, the thermostat and fan clutch have been replaced.Doesn't(over heat) in cool weather,but will in mod. weather if driven over 70mph or hilly terrain due or increase of rpm,and...


Water pumps can stall out, but do you have air trapped in system.
Had you recently had the system "open" to replace hose, thermostat, temp sensor. Some Ford and GM have a bleeder screw on a high point in cooling system to bleed out trapped air.

Check your trans fluid color. Since the trans cooler is built into radiator (automatics)

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They share the same cooling source and trans fluid gets hotter than oil, but yet it has a wimpy cooler built into radiator. Maybe add trans oil cooler to system.

Also outside temp affects the cool down rate of the radiator, ie...hot air trying to cool down hot radiator/engine is less effecting than cool air cooling hot radiator/engine

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