Overheated and Died, Cooled Off and Started

45

Asked by Jan 08, 2015 at 11:34 AM about the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Check gauge light came and started to overheat so I pulled over.  The radiator fluid
spilled, so I added water and drove a few more miles.  It overheated again so I pulled
over to check the oil.  The oil was bone dry so I checked for leaks.  No leaking.   After it
cooled down again, it started for a few more miles.  It's parked at a restaurant.  Can
someone help me please?  Thank you for your time.

5 Answers

PUT OIL IN IT before you start it again. You may get away with it now, but if you keep driving it with low oil you are going to blow the engine

1 people found this helpful.
26,025

Don't drive it- have it towed to your mechanic- why do people resist the inevitable "tow job"? It happens to the best of cars-

1 people found this helpful.
45

It has oil in it and have not drove it again. I have AAA so I can have it towed. I was just asking to see if there were other factors I could eliminate.

1 people found this helpful.

None I know of..best of luck, hope no real damage is done

45

Thanks. I hope not either.

Your Answer:

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 9,264 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    7,120
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,810
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    6,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,283 Great Deals out of 198,756 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,780 Great Deals out of 154,899 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 2500
140 Great Deals out of 4,783 listings starting at $1,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
794 Great Deals out of 60,062 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
455 Great Deals out of 37,801 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Tacoma
419 Great Deals out of 48,978 listings starting at $2,400
Used Dodge Charger
327 Great Deals out of 31,991 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
467 Great Deals out of 37,525 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Dakota
82 Great Deals out of 3,013 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Titan
237 Great Deals out of 21,936 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Colorado
282 Great Deals out of 38,678 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Mustang
310 Great Deals out of 39,695 listings starting at $1,312

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 ST LB For Sale
3 listings starting at $3,900

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.