Dodge Van overheats when towing

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 56,000 MILES
We have a dodge ram van 1500 that we bought to pull a trailer (1100 empty + 800 lb motorcycle) and the van runs just at or under the red section of hot on the gauge. Replaced thermostat, no didderence. Would a transmission cooler that u-haul is trying to sell us fix this problem?
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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 7:05 PM

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Tiny
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How many times you have to ask the same question-if the transmission cooler can carry the load -best have the transmission checked out could be slipping causing the engine to overheat
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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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Have you had the radiator cleaned, you may have a partial blockage in the core tubes restricting circulation, often not evident until a load like towing is applied.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 9:27 PM

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