We have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 4.7. It is heating up and when we back it up it smokes. Any ideas?

Asked by Sep 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

21,005

Check the operation of your cooling fans. It may be a bad engine coolant temperature sensor, fan motor, or fan relay. It may also be smoking (actually water vapor in exhaust) in any gear, you just notice it more backing up since you're now backing into your exhaust. Water gets into exhaust normally as it is a byproduct of combustion but if it becomes excessive enough to produce "white smoke" you should check for coolant leaks through the head gasket. Basically you need to do a thorough check on your cooling system, check fans/relays, check for hydrocarbons in coolant with Block Tester, pressure test cooling system for leaks. If you suspect a head gasket do a compression test.

The fan comes on as soon as you turn the truck on. Is that the way it should work, or is something wrong with it?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Has anyone ever swapped a 4.7 dodge dakota engine into a dodge ram 1500? 2 answers

    I have just swapped a 2004 Dakota 4.7 engine into my 2002 dodge ram 1500 4x4, it has fuel, spark, just replaced the camshaft sensor, but still getting the error code, any ideas?

    Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 dodge ram 4.7 v8 wont start 1 answer

    ok I have a dodge ram 1500 4.7 v8 and it will turn over but wont crank and I replaced the ignition switch but its not getting a spark or any fuel any body have a idea what I need to do

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine noise on a 4.7L 44 answers

    2002 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with a 4.7lv8 I run 5w-30 oil in it and I am getting engine noise at startup that goes away when it warms up should i be consernsd?

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dodge ram 1500 2 answers

    I have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 4.7 magnum and I'm really wanting to put a 5.7 hemi in it. I know you have to change the computers and motor mounts but I was wondering if my transmission can handle i...

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,770
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,390
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,692 Great Deals out of 212,369 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,286 Great Deals out of 155,167 listings starting at $1,395
Used Dodge Ram 2500
151 Great Deals out of 5,500 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
935 Great Deals out of 62,272 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota Tundra
584 Great Deals out of 30,719 listings starting at $2,637
Used Toyota Tacoma
619 Great Deals out of 35,131 listings starting at $2,155
Used Dodge Dakota
121 Great Deals out of 4,297 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
396 Great Deals out of 45,084 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Titan
222 Great Deals out of 16,972 listings starting at $3,999
Used Ford Mustang
361 Great Deals out of 44,495 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 3500
97 Great Deals out of 2,310 listings starting at $5,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 1,472 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,167 listings starting at $6,495
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 1,718 listings starting at $3,900
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 1,585 listings starting at $2,421
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 1,557 listings starting at $2,699