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1996 dodge ram. Vehicle runs hot. I have replaced water pump, thermostat, coolant temperture switch , clutch fan. checked radiator for flowing properly also had block tested for blown head gasket.

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    Themostat works no blown head gasket doesnt run hot dont run long enough before water pushes out is it a bad raditator

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Hello there"
sounds like you have done a lot with this there is a few things that you can do to ensue every thing is running right.
first if you can get a handheld thermal gun and check the temperature at the temp sensor on the radiator or block then see what it reads compared to the guage to ensure the guage is correct.
next check the temperature at both the top and the bottom of the radiatoer if there is a big difference in temps the radiator is partially blocked a radiator will increase 30 to 100 degrees if the radiator is 20 percent blocked.. also check to ensure that the radiator hoses are not collapsing.
Now ensure that you are not gettin air in the system by way of the water pump gasket or by loose hoses ok?
and finaly check to ensure that the heater core is not leaking and drawing air into the system or is clogged this will make a vehical give the overheating symptom also ok?
Let me know how this is going
Best regards mikle
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Check and replace the heater core - also make sure the blower motor is running, and that the A/C is operating properly as well.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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I am having the same problem i have replaced water pump radiator thermostat radiator cap and checked fan and every thing the truck runs hot sitting and running down the road my dad seems to think i need the original (or close to the original) radiator if anyone has a solution please let me know so i don't have to keep sinking money into the truck i have also done a block tester

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