I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, 2 WD, Automatic Transmission, 64k miles. I live in Alabama and it's been 90s and above so the truck has been running with the air conditioner on. It started over heating. I can turn on the heater and it still runs a little hot but not any where near as hot as before. I took it to the dealership and paid approx. $280 to have the cooling system flushed and backflushed and the thermostat replaced. No improvement although they say it didn't overheat for them when they let it idle and drove it 6 miles. They must not have driven it during the middle of the afternoon with the air conditioner on. Dealership said if what they did didn't fix it, the radiator would have to be replaced at cost of $500 - $600. Nothing on the paperwork indicates they checked the fan or really did any kind of diagnostics. There is a note that the cooling system was stopped up but flushing the radiator and engine block and replacing the thermostat didn't fix anything. Is the fan an electric fan or clutch fan. Shouldn't there be some way to check for faulty fan before replacing the radiator? What else could be wrong?
have the same problem?
Monday, June 18th, 2007 AT 12:43 PM