2005 Dodge Ram

Tiny
GCERNASATX
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  • 2005 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 51,225 MILES
Changed out water pump and drove truck and overheated. Changed out fan clutch and still overheated, is now running without thermostat and engine makes a rough sound when vechile takes off.
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Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 1:03 PM

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Tiny
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You NEVER want to run a modern vehicle without a thermostat. That will create a whole new set of problems with the computer and fuel mixture.
Since you started with a leaking water pump, there is a very good chance that you overheated the engine to the point of blowing the head gasket causing hot exhaust gases to get into the cooling system.
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Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 1:18 PM

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