Dodge Ram 1500 Problem Report

Dodge Ram 1500 Coolant Loss and Engine Overheating

(72 reports)

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. -
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. -
leaking coolant arround timing cover, seal replaced -
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. -
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. -
Water pump been replaced twice. Thermostat been replaced. Timing cover gasket replaced. Intake manifold gasket replaced. All failed one right after the other. -
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. -
my friend decided to do one hell of a burnout in my truck and blew my intake gasket -
my anti freeze started coming out of all gaskets. -
replace intake gasket -
Timing Cover leaking. -
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. -
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 -
Intermittent overheating, coolant loss, replaced thermostat, water pump 2x, fan clutch assembly. -
Heater was working then it quit then started up again cold air.Top hose is sucked in... -
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. -
i cant seem to fix it and multiple mechanics have failed as well -
Leaks on drivers side mid-engine. -
I think the thermostat froze up and engine overheated, when it cooled I put (warm) water in and noticed water coming out of the exhaust manifold on left (driver) side of engine. My oil still looks ok ...no water, but engine sounds bad and wount stay on idle long.... HELP! Did the manifold gasket blow? Head gasket blow? What??? I know its going to need a mechanic, but I don't want to be ripped off and have a $1000 job turn into a $5000 new engine because I don't know what I'm doing or what to say to mechanic. Please help me to understand my engine so I don't waste my money. -
all of the sudden it dumps the coolant out and over heats cant find where its coming from -
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