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1996 dodge ram 1500 overheating

Chaged water pump, radiator, thermostat, and fan clutch

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  • mickeystar Dec 08, 2008

    i have a 1997 dodge 12 valvue dodge diesel that over heats under load only down hill or flat fine going up hill with load bad i have pressure washed the radiator, change thermostat, water pump not leaking coolant whats else could it be when overheating i loose power thanks

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Check the lower radiator hose to see if it has gone "soft" Check when the engine is cool and stopped, grasping the hose and giving it a squeeze, you should feel the presence of a "spring" in the hose. That should be there to prevent the hose from collapsing as the water pump draws coolant through it. Without the spring, the draw created by the pump intake, and the resulting venturi effect will collapse the hose, cutting off the flow.


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