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I have a 1997 dodge 1500 318 it runs for tempeture around 230 degrees wich seems hot to me but yet it maintains that heat temp

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Gauge could be off a little test with thermometer , remove cap and warm vehicle, do not drop thermostat in radiator check to see gauge vs. thermometer.

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Engine temp goes up to 230 degrees


It's actually normal for engine temps to go up to 220 deg. F or 230 deg. F in the summer time, even in normal engines that run at 196 deg. F typically.

This happened to me with no malfunctions on my 1997 Cadillac Deville, yesterday.

Actually, engines run more efficiently at higher temperatures like this.

Just make sure your coolant is topped off and that it fluctuates between lower temperatures and this high reading.

This is a normal temperature in my experience for GM vehicles.

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Tempeture guage not working and heater is blowing out very little hot air on my ford galaxy


you need to get the thermostat changed. The thermostat controls how much coolant runs around the engine and sends signals to your temp gauge to indicate how hot the engine is.
if the thermostat is faulty it wont sent signals to the temp gauge and wont open up to allow coolant to run around the system. Your heating is run by coolant, behind the dash there is the heater matrix hot coolant runs into the matrix which gets blown inside the cab.
Fitting a new thermostat will fix all the heating and gauge problems. if your technical minded you can buy a thermostat from an autofactor (or ford, but they are expensive from ford). a garage will charge about £30-£100 ish for a new one.

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My 2003 Caravan has a hard time starting sometimes. Exspecially after it sits for a while. The Ambient Tempature sensor says its 48 degrees when its 70 degrees. Also The tempeture gauge shows that its...


if your talking about the over head temp reading that is an entirely different system.the temps you show at 178,169,173 are all below what they should be,it should have a 195 degree thermostat in that engine,where did you get those temps,if you got them from the dash you should change the temperature sending unit.
re-flashing a computer is done if Chrysler found problems in vehicles and would download the new info to the computer to correct them,

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My heater does not get hot. the temp. is around 200. it's just a little warm.


Since your blower is working and it is a heat issue,thats where we'll start,First thing is have you checked the coolant level in the radiator when engine is cold,make sure it is filled to top,next verify you have coolant in reserve ,Start your van and get it up to normal operation temperature,If your heat gauge on the dash works correctly it should be 190 degrees,Now lift the hood and locate the two heater hoses going into the heater assembly at the fire wall,Both hoses should be hot to hold on to,if both are hot and no heat inside your problem will be the blend air door in heater assembly.
if neither hose is that hot you need to replace the thermostat in the engine to get it up to 195 degrees.
if one hose is hot and one is luke warm then the heater core is blocked and to blame. hope this helps you.

Jan 15, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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How hot should my 1995 Dodge Viper run? Sometimes


Yes.. Normal running temp should be around 210 to 220.. So I do not think you have much to be concerned about..

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I have an issue with the windows not working and overheating


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Coolant temp sensor located on a 2004 dodge ram 1500 4.7


YOUR ENGINE OPERATING RATING TEMPERATURE SUPPOSE TO BE 190 TO 200 DEGREES. IF COOLANT SENSOR DEGREES IS SHOWING 190 OR 200 DEGREES IT WORKING.THAT RIGHT.IF ITS SHOWING 60 OR 80 DEGREES IT FAULTY. AND ENGINE WILL RUN POORLY.

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I drive about 260 miles a day. my 1999 dodge truck has been running about 210-230 degrees. i drive about 70 mph. if i slow to 55-60 the temp stays 210.


seems high to me. summer thermostats open at 185 , winter thermostats open at 195. At highway speeds , there should be more than enough air flow through the radiator to keep engine in the normal range. Your radiator might be pluged up and cooling poorly , but I suspect your temp guage might be inacurate.

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Heater blowing warm not hot


outside vent door not shuting all the way . and if that is shut then the thrmostat is sticking open and it's not letting the coolant heat up.the dodge should temp reading should be around 210.

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97 dodge ram running hot


What temp rating is the thermostat you bought ? there are 3 I believe for your truck, check this and if it is rated below 200 degrees then I would re-flush and add new anti-freeze 50/50.

Nov 05, 2008 | 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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