Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Ram 1500 Multiple Coolant Leaks
Dodge Ram 1500 Problem
Engines Affected: 3.7L V6, 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.7L V8 HEMI, 5.9L V8
Average Mileage: 128,560 mi (55,701 mi - 211,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7L V8 HEMI, 108,000 mi
Antifreeze gone without any signs of leaking. Smells heavily of antifreeze in the coolant bay. 2nd time this has happened withing the year.
Visitor, 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8
leaking coolant arround timing cover, seal replaced
Visitor, 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, 4.7L V8, 169,000 mi
Coolant "disappears". No evident show of leakage except after about 300 mi., have to add coolant. This also happens with engine oil. Told head bolts stretch on this model with no recourse but have all replaced and head(s) repaired.
Visitor, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 179,000 mi
my friend decided to do one hell of a burnout in my truck and blew my intake gasket
Visitor, 2004 Dodge Ram 1500, 3.7L V6, 55,701 mi
My 3.7 liter engine in my Ram 1500 is running hot. I replaced the coolant, flushed the radiator and replaced the thermostat. It still runs hot whether it is stop and go or highway driving. The water pump is pushing water and I verified the heater core was not clogged during my system flush. I am hesistant to replace the radiator or the water pump.
Visitor, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 171,029 mi
Water pump been replaced twice. Thermostat been replaced. Timing cover gasket replaced. Intake manifold gasket replaced. All failed one right after the other.
Visitor, 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, 4.7L V8, 101,000 mi
replace intake gasket
Visitor, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 172,068 mi
The intake manifold is corroded so badly where the thermostat sits that I cannot get it to seal up properly. Looks like I will need to replace the intake manifold to stop leak. Seems excessive to have to replace the entire intake manifold to stop a leak. I think dodge needs to rethink & redesign and offer a recall to get this issue fixed.
Visitor, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 101,600 mi
my anti freeze started coming out of all gaskets.
Visitor, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 175,000 mi
Engine started leaking coolant and after inspection the leak was found on the drivers side of the aluminum cover at the point where it contacts the engine. I replaced the gasket and no problems for the next 100,000mi.
side note while I knew I would be in the proximity I had previously ordered the gears and timing chain, after installing the new chain it appeared to have no more slack than the one with 175,000mi on it...good chain from the factory.