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: 135,198 (112–300,000)
Engines affected: 3.7L V6, 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.7L V8 HEMI, 5.9L V8, 8.3L V10
106 people reported this problem
46 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.
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.
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.
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.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8Visitor
leaking coolant arround timing cover, seal replaced
2009 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.9L V6110,000Visitor
the truck is overheated and is leaking coolant out where the pulleys are
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.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8240,000Visitor
Antifreeze is leaking from behind my water pump next to the block and I just replaced the water pump
2006 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.7L V6128,000Visitor
My truck overheats and I have a small radiator leak that comes out slow on the bottom left of the radiator. How to fix it so it want continue to overheat? I,ve have replace the water pump and the thermostat and it still run hot.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8101,600Visitor
my anti freeze started coming out of all gaskets.
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
2002 Dodge Ram 1500220,000Visitor
How does a dodge 4.7 run with warped heads
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.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8193,500Visitor
Leaks water and gets hot water pump has been replaced...and still leaks
2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 4.7L V8101,000Visitor
replace intake gasket
1999 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8140,000Visitor
Replaced thermostat, then leaky water pump, now it's leaking out of the timing cover gasket
2005 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8112Visitor
My antifreeze keeps on dripping out I went with 3 mechanic s they all tell me different things
2009 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V849,000Visitor
Not fixed. Major coolant smell, no overheating.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.9L V6152,000Visitor
coolant leaking in the rear section of my truck on right hand side
1998 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8Visitor
Transmission fluid leak between transmission and transfer case. leaves a lake under neath my truck.
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