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Hello People, I am have overheating issues with my 2013 ram 1500 4.7 6 speed transmission. At first it started ...


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Old 07-16-2017, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am have overheating issues with my 2013 ram 1500 4.7 6 speed transmission. At first it started in a parking lot with whoosh noise coming from the fan clutch area. It started overheating to the point it almost reached 3/4 on dial. Have changed about everything and have spent over 400 at the dealership for diagnostics.

Parts that have been changed:
fan clutch
Water pump
Radiator
Thermostat
Electric fan
Dealer put in their coolant.
All Spark plugs changed and some coils due to a miss fire code that does not come no more.

Drove it this morning after electric fan had been put in and still overheats. It will get to 221 f and tranny will get past 180 f. I have another of the same exact ram, and under the same conditions engine will get to 212 at most and tranny at 158.

I had the tranny fluid and filters changed.

I don't want to go to the dealership anymore has they have been nothing but a pain; not fixing anything, keeping the truck for long periods of time, and charging me up the ass.

I would appreciate any suggestion or ideas. Thank you very much


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You've replaced everything that would cause this, maybe put a 180 thermostat in?

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Ok thanks look up my new thermostat is 195. The dealer replaced my coolant with there's. Is it ok to put in H OAT coolant

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If I'm not mistake our trucks take OAT?

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Thank will try 180 and oat. Will see if it works

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Thank will try 180 and oat. Will see if it works

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Refer to the manual before added oat coolant. Pretty sure the 4.7 takes it

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check and see if they used the correct coolant. wouldn't be unheard of for a new thermostat to defective right out of the box. could also check the pulleys and make sure they are spinning as designed, esp the water pump pulley. also start with the simplest check. make sure the proper amount amount of coolant was added.
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Easily over looked is the radiator cap. No kidding, if they didn't replace it when they replaced radiator it may have prolonged your pain.

Its spring loaded to release pressure in an over heat, and getting to 221 F shows your system is holding some pressure, but if the cap were simmering you could be loosing pressure containment in turn allowing your coolant to flash off.

Worth looking anyway.
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Originally Posted by Casper View Post
Easily over looked is the radiator cap. No kidding, if they didn't replace it when they replaced radiator it may have prolonged your pain.

Its spring loaded to release pressure in an over heat, and getting to 221 F shows your system is holding some pressure, but if the cap were simmering you could be loosing pressure containment in turn allowing your coolant to flash off.

Worth looking anyway.
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When you have the cap off I would run it and make sure all the air is burped out of the system too. Park on a hill or ramps nose up. Burping the air out takes time and I have seen more than one tech shove it out the door without properly burping the system in hopes the air will work itself out.
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check and see if they used the correct coolant. wouldn't be unheard of for a new thermostat to defective right out of the box. could also check the pulleys and make sure they are spinning as designed, esp the water pump pulley. also start with the simplest check. make sure the proper amount amount of coolant was added.
I checked the coolant and they didn't perform a flush like they said. Have already flushed it out.
In the beginning i didn't know what type of coolant so I put in hoat. Didn't drive it for that long when I took on to the dealer. They blamed it on me and said they would flush and add the proper coolant for 260. Now that I flushed it I found it mixed.

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