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alright, my 97 ram 318 4x4 is having another issue. a few days ago the plenum blew. not much of a problem, and just got done fixin it. but during the repair, my temperature sending unit (i think thats what it is called) broke and went a head and replaced it. now the temp gauge reads at almost 250 degrees, and im very worried about it. any info would be appreciated. also replaced the thermostat as well, and it doesnt move from that 245 until your driving, then it goes down to 220 or so. any info will be appreciated.
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Was the temperature reading fine before the plenum blew? If so, you likely have air in the cooling system. After the engine cools off real good, check the coolant level at the radiator and add coolant, as needed. What temperature thermostat did you install?
Last edited by AtomicDog; 07-08-2013 at 12:23 AM..
atomicdog, it was reading just fine before the plenum blew. Dodge dude94, the clutch fan is completely fine, but i do remember that the bypass hose might have kinked itself. thats my project tomorrow. ham bone, no i did not pour any into the intake, but i have gotten all the air i can out. as for more info, it also has more pressure than normal, enough when hot to spew out the cap. it holds under reg pressure, so i know its high.
coolant is brand new water pump is great and there is heat. now the thermostat is another story. my friend put that on and he put it on spring side up, whih i believe is backwards. would that make the thermostat to malfunction? also the cap is good. had it tested.
Last edited by moparfanactic92; 07-08-2013 at 10:55 AM..