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1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Question: In past two years have replaced thermostat and water pump. Now running hot.

 

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vanowhite, Potwin, KS, January 30, 2013, 06:41
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Running heat helps.

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto January 30, 2013, 06:47
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    Due the age and history I suspect the radiator may not be doing the job as it should. Also if it has a fan clutch that should be tested also.

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    vanowhite, January 30, 2013, 07:22
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    Also had radiator rotted in November.

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    milesauto, January 30, 2013, 08:32
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    I still would ot rule out that the radiator could be cause of problem. You may need to have a technician check your car for a diagnosis. It may be money spent wisely rather than swapping parts on a guess.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13978 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 30, 2013, 12:46
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    poss blockage in cooling system suspect radiator

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