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Old 06-23-2013, 08:21 PM
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I have a 2000 ram 1500 with a V-6. What temperature should I be running with AC on and a 90 degree F day. My temperature gauge appears to read warm, I would guess reads 240 degrees F. New thermostat is 2 years old. New water pump is 3 years old. Late last summer the radiator started leaking so I put in some stopleak. Is the radiator causing my overheating problem? I want to replace my radiator but I want to make sure my problem is fixed.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rambuddy137 View Post
240 degrees F
That's a bit too high for my comfort zone. It sounds to me like it's time for a new radiator.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:51 PM
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that is what I was thinking. But I just want to be sure before I pick one up that the radiator is the problem. Could the fan clutch cause problems while driving at highway speeds.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:06 PM
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:13 PM
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also you are cooking your transmission at temps over 220...

240 will kill your tranny - dead
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:44 PM
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First you need to determine what the temperature actually is.
The electronic gage system may not be accurate.
Check the rad temp [top rad hose] with an IR gage or some other known to be accurate. instrument before you add any parts.
BUT the last time I used stop-leak it stopped up flues in the radiator.
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