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89 toyota running hot with plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by marion1, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. marion1

    marion1 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    We have a 1989 Toyota 4X4 - 4 cyl with a Western Plow. The truck has been running hot - nearly overheating when the plow is on (even when not plowing) but when the plow is off, it does not do this. Has anyone else had this problem or have any suggestions?? Thanks.
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    angle the plow....drive slower....lower the plow so you get more airflow.....leave the plow off
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    bingo. I've found adding a foil to the top also helps to cool things down too.
  4. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Thermostat, thermal fan clutch, or rad is clogged. When idling does the temp come back down?

    Mine did the same thing. Changed the thermostat & fan clutch no different. Changed the 2 year old radiator and solved the problem. Never thought it would of been the rad.