Overheating

Asked by Nov 03, 2016 at 12:09 AM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 97 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 v8.
Recently I have been having trouble with the
truck overheating. I replaced the thermostat
and put new lines in it.  I have flushed the
radiator and heater core. I just replaced the
radiator and now I am see smoke coming
from just underneath the spark plugs. Truck
still is overheating. I don't know exactly what
is causing the smoke.

4 Answers

1,230

try checking compression, maybe blown head gasket..

Would exhaust leaking from the manifold cause the truck to over heat

1,230

Exhaust restrictions can also cause the engine to overheat. The exhaust carries a lot of heat away from the engine, so if the catalytic converter is restricted, or a pipe has been crimped or crushed, exhasut flow can be restrricted causing heat to build up inside the engine...

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http://www.aa1car.com/library/overheat.htm

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