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.
Coolant Loss and Engine Overheating on Dodge Ram 1500
Average mileage: 134,856 (47,700–236,000)
Engines affected: 3.7L V6, 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.7L V8 HEMI, 5.9L V8, 8.3L V10
83 people reported this problem
33 people shared problem details
2003 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.7L V8 HEMI108,000Visitor
Antifreeze gone without any signs of leaking. Smells heavily of antifreeze in the coolant bay. 2nd time this has happened withing the year.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8Visitor
leaking coolant arround timing cover, seal replaced
2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 4.7L V8169,000Visitor
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.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8157,000Visitor
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.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.7L V655,701Visitor
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.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8171,029Visitor
Water pump been replaced twice. Thermostat been replaced. Timing cover gasket replaced. Intake manifold gasket replaced. All failed one right after the other.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8172,068Visitor
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.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8179,000Visitor
my friend decided to do one hell of a burnout in my truck and blew my intake gasket
2000 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8101,600Visitor
my anti freeze started coming out of all gaskets.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 4.7L V8101,000Visitor
replace intake gasket
2002 Dodge Ram 1500220,000Visitor
How does a dodge 4.7 run with warped heads
2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8193,500Visitor
Leaks water and gets hot water pump has been replaced...and still leaks
2004 Dodge Ram 1500- 4.7L V8128,000Visitor
Overheating not yet fixed
2008 Dodge Ram 1500- 4.7L V8236,000Visitor
Check gages light came on temp have showed hot. I pulled over opened hood pulled off cold radiator cap had fluid in radiator, and in reservoir started it back up lights were all normal. Went 3 miles it stopped dealer says engine is blown. Won't stand behind their warranty or the water pump that they installed in March of this year.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500- 4.7L V892,000Visitor
Water pump gasket leak. Replaced waterpump, hoses, plastic return on block and gasket.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.7L V6130,000Visitor
2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.7L V691,000Visitor
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....
2007 Dodge Ram 1500- 4.7L V8121,473Visitor
Timing Cover leaking.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V896,000Visitor
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.
External leaks not apparent, except by cap when overheating. Chasing the usual air bubble a lit...
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