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1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Question: In past two years have replaced thermostat and water pump. Now running hot.
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.
Replyvanowhite, January 30, 2013, 10:22Rookie
Also had radiator rotted in November.
Replymilesauto, January 30, 2013, 11:32Master
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.
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (14902 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper January 30, 2013, 15:46Master
poss blockage in cooling system suspect radiator