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Dodge 1500 pickup 4 door 2002 4.7engine

The truck while driving went into overheating without any prior warning.
I do not think I had enough notice and the temperature gauge was in the red H zone. This was the day we had reached 100 degree temperature in New Jersey a few days ago. We have replaced the water pump, thermostat, we are thinking of a new coolant storage , but it still starts to overheat soon after starting the engine and driving for a few minutes. Could
there be any other damages to the engine, what can we do.


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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have an '04 quad-cab and at 70.000 miles the radiator stopped up like it had concrete in it. I had it rodded out and flushed the engine and it did it again at 104,000 miles, this time overheating pretty badly before I realized it. I bought a new radiator and then had a blown head gasket. $2200 worth of unnecessary damage. This is a very common problem with these vehicles.The radiators are ****. I dont know of a Toyota or Nissan commonly doing this. No wonder Chrysler is going down.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    when my car is cold over nightand i drive to work my oil temperature reaches 130c in few minutes and coolant temperature 140c in minutes or as soon as i start the car..heres the weird part: after work when im going home after the car has gotten sunligt all day the temperatures i perfect..85 to 92 c on coolant and 85c on oil.please help..changed the sensor to cpu and to radiator gauge in car.



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Fan is belt driven

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Check your radiator cap and also check your fan, the fan might not be working. I have the same truck, my problem it last night my vacuum hole from my transfer cases broke off some how and don't know where it fits into. Can you check your truck and tell me where the line leads to, it would be a great help to me.

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Have your radiator checked out. I've seen radiator problems with these trucks. Check the operation of your cooling fan as well. Hope this helps.

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