JUST REPLACED THE HEADS ON THE 4

2003 Dodge Ram

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alfredm8702

November, 24, 2012 AT 12:07 AM

Just replaced the heads on the 4.7 started fine no check engine light but sounds like it wants to die if I give it gas it dies any suggestions?

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Wrenchtech

November, 24, 2012 AT 12:38 AM

What is the fuel pressure?

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alfredm8702

November, 24, 2012 AT 12:42 AM

Fuel pressure is fine I had the brake booster line and purge solenoid lines to the throttle body crossed up but I have another issue I let it run for about half an hour and it started to get hot on me should I have burped the system?

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Wrenchtech

November, 24, 2012 AT 12:47 AM

Of course you have to get the air out of the system if it still has any. Why were the heads replaced in the first place? Was there a previous overheating problem?

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alfredm8702

November, 24, 2012 AT 12:48 AM

Yea overheated and replaced everything cooling wise before I went to the head gaskets

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Wrenchtech

November, 24, 2012 AT 12:51 AM

The head gaskets were just the result of the overheating, not the original cause. You may not have found the original issue yet.

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alfredm8702

November, 24, 2012 AT 12:54 AM

Head gaskets were shot anti freeze on the pistons when I pulled them off after draining fluids replaced water pump thermostat radiator fan clutch and fans work fine I'm hoping just air in the system

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Wrenchtech

November, 24, 2012 AT 12:57 AM

The only way you can be sure to get all the air out is by using a vacuum filler. You might want to consider putting a radiator in it.

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alfredm8702

November, 24, 2012 AT 1:49 AM

It has a new radiator but ill try that thank u

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