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My 2005 Dodge Ram 3.7 keeps overheating in city, or ''stop and go'' driving. It goes to normal temp when I am on the highway at a consistant speed.

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In stop and go traffic will normally cause a car/truck to heat up more using the a/c. The most common cause is low coolant in radiator or a sticking thermostat. Check the coolant in radiator and check the front of radiator for any restriction to the air fins on radiator causing a blockage to keep the air from cooling the radiator. Check the clutch fan when cold by turning it by hand, if it turns free it will be ok. If you had run the truck and the coolant is hot try turning the fan by hand and if it turns free at that point the fan will be no good. Replace the fan. Hope this will help you.

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