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Dodge Ram 1500 Multiple Coolant Leaks

Dodge Ram 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007

Engines Affected: 3.7L V6, 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.7L V8 HEMI, 5.9L V8, 8.3L V10

Average Mileage: 131,236 mi (47,700 mi - 230,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 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.

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  • , , 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.

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  • , , 5.9L V8

    leaking coolant arround timing cover, seal replaced

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  • , , 5.9L V8, 157,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 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.

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  • , , 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.

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  • , , 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.

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  • , , 5.9L V8, 179,000 mi

    my friend decided to do one hell of a burnout in my truck and blew my intake gasket

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  • , , 5.9L V8, 101,600 mi

    my anti freeze started coming out of all gaskets.

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  • , , 4.7L V8, 101,000 mi

    replace intake gasket

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