I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 that I purchased and believe lt has a bad head gasket, which I have been loosing about a cup of coolant about every two weeks until the other day the thermastat didn't open and overheated well into the red. After this I replaced the thermastat & doesn't overheat now, however it's looking like the coolant is going out the exaust, since I have not got any water in the engine oil. Is this common for coolant leakage through the head gasket to the exost port and not into the engine oil? Could it be another issue?

Asked by Sep 17, 2016 at 03:45 PM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

6,635

Yes, depending where the gasket broke, it could leak coolant into oil chamber or out to exhaust.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you 911.... much appreciated. On that note (anyone) for an exhaust leak I had 6 of the 8 cylinders showing water (H20) in the cylinder. I would have thought it may have affected one or two cylinders on one side of the V-engine & wonder if that is normal for a head gasket(s) leak to so many exhaust ports? I would have thought it would have occurred to one side of the V-engine, however when the thermostat stuck this last time I figure the heat took the other side out. Any other pointers on removal and replacement of heads is greatly appreciated? Thank you

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 6,160
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 6,020
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,058 Great Deals out of 207,340 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,764 Great Deals out of 181,202 listings starting at $250
Used Dodge Ram 2500
143 Great Deals out of 5,158 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Sierra 1500
760 Great Deals out of 69,126 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Tundra
437 Great Deals out of 34,678 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota Tacoma
473 Great Deals out of 41,591 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
328 Great Deals out of 46,262 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Dakota
137 Great Deals out of 3,796 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Titan
177 Great Deals out of 19,078 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 3500
75 Great Deals out of 2,198 listings starting at $4,999
Used Chevrolet Colorado
240 Great Deals out of 24,818 listings starting at $2,499

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 123 listings starting at $4,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.