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Ok, so my buddy has a 2001 Dodge Ram diesel. for the last 2 weeks the temp gauge won't ever budge. won't even come close to getting up to operating temp. I don't think it's the gauge, because even after 20 mins on the freeway the heater doesn't really warm up anymore. My first thought is that the thermostat isn't closing. I was hoping to get anyone else's thoughts first before i told him to tear it apart.
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oh, and just out of curiosity, (I haven't even popped the hood on his truck yet) where am i looking for the thermostat on this model (01 diesel ram).
is it pretty simple to get to?
I drive a 1970 chevy pickup myself and am always surprised by the difficulty in getting to things on newer models. I like old simple stuff.
If it's a failsafe thermostat, it'll stick open with the prongs holding it if your truck overheats. As soon as mine stuck wide open in traffic for the truck running 205 degrees, I just pulled the brass prongs off and it works great now.