Dodge Ram 1500 Problem Report
Dodge Ram 1500 Coolant Loss and Engine Overheating
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.
Antifreeze gone without any signs of leaking. Smells heavily of antifreeze in the coolant bay. 2nd time this has happened withing the year. - Visitor
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
leaking coolant arround timing cover, seal replaced - Visitor
Leaking antifreeze out back of motor can not find were it is coming from yet took starter off to get a better veiw of were it is coming from. - Visitor
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
Water pump been replaced twice. Thermostat been replaced. Timing cover gasket replaced. Intake manifold gasket replaced. All failed one right after the other. - Visitor
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
my friend decided to do one hell of a burnout in my truck and blew my intake gasket - Visitor
my anti freeze started coming out of all gaskets. - Visitor
replace intake gasket - Visitor
I am having problems with overheating also. I thought the water pump was bad so me and another friend changed and put a new water pump on. We figured the thermostat was still working, so I am still driving, now it only starts to overheat on long distance trips. I did discover a pin hole under the radiator cap. Still trying to figure out what the issue is.... - Visitor
I'm leaking antifreeze from behind water pump - Acman57
Timing Cover leaking. - Visitor
Engine overheating quickly. Appears that the thermostat is not opening. The radiator is cool to the touch after overheating as are the upper and lower coolant hoses. - Visitor
Just had a tune up replaced plugs and wires, new water pump, new fuel pump etc... but the engine light stays on and check gauge light keep coming on and going off as thermostat gauge continues to rise and fall - SantosHemi2004
Intermittent overheating, coolant loss, replaced thermostat, water pump 2x, fan clutch assembly. - Douglas6705
Heater was working then it quit then started up again cold air.Top hose is sucked in... - jeff1949
2500, replaced thermostat, now about to replace water pump. But it might just be o ring by the heater. But the shops want to just replace pump altho no sign of leak in pump. looking for answers on this blog. - Visitor
i cant seem to fix it and multiple mechanics have failed as well - Visitor
Leaks on drivers side mid-engine. - Visitor
External leaks not apparent, except by cap when overheating. Chasing the usual air bubble a little at a time. Coolant does not seem to drain back from res...
Took pump off and replaced it but it is still leaking coolant behind the pump next to the block...
Brake pedal has low pressure. I refill brake reservoir and when pedal is pressed fluid leaks fr...
On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake...
P0300=means multiple misfires detected.
P0301=means cylinder 1 had a misfire