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1997 Dodge Ram

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by gbpackmo4, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. gbpackmo4

    gbpackmo4 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Tough week in my 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. Replaced the tranny on Tuesday and went out to plow on Saturday and truck overheated and never got to plow. Replaced the water pump, thermostat and radiator and picked it up from the shop today. Drove fine all day until I put the plow back on. 10 minutes on the highway and it overheated again. Had to pull over to let it cool down. Took the plow off when I got home and it is fine again. Anyone have any suggestions....looks like another storm coming Friday night.
  2. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Try taking your thermostat out and just let it run without it,

    I dont know whats up with your set-up but I can drive mine with the blade straight without overheating and I have my thermostat still in !!