98 Dodge OVERHEATING

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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby balderdash on Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:22 am

I have a 96 with a 360. Same problem a while back. Mine was the fan clutch.
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby nelson on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:54 am

Ok. I will check that. Thats the one thing I haven't replaced yet. I am about to pull the radiator cap and replace everything under it. Lol.
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby nelson on Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:34 am

I was checking the antifreeze for winter and had to add some so I started it without the cap on and added some and it kept bubbling up out of the cap. I know it can have air bubbles in the system but it never really quit having bubbles come up. What would cause that?
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby msims on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:19 am

headgasket
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby amcamx on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:32 am

An article in Mopar Action, said they crack the valve seat at 75k, and go to water at 150k. However a high percentage, do not have any trouble.
Dual exhaust may help the heads to run cooler, and last longer.
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby msims on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:43 am

ok may not be gaskets but compression blowing into cooling system
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby nelson on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:50 pm

I have ordered a set of head gaskets for it. I have to find out what the torque specs for that engine. I am going to replace them and also the clutch fan I think. If it doesn't work then I have a small block chevy ready to go. Lol
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby pepsiman 31 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:11 pm

Do your self a favor and have the heads checked out you could have a problem like the others said but it would be good insurance to have them checked for warpage also take your time while its down and get as much checked out as you can
you will be glad you did
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby nelson on Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:13 am

Ok will do. Thats probably a good idea. I hope nothings wrong but ol Murphys Law hates me! Lol
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby msims on Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:12 am

thats what happens when u buy something other than a ford
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby nelson on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:44 am

I think I am going to give up on Ford Chevy and Dodge and start buying BMX or Schwinn. Atleast then I will knw what's broken down on it..... Me! Thanks again for the help. As for the Ford I have a broken down one of those too! Lol
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby amcamx on Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:36 am

Thermagasket is supposed to help with problems like this. The repair has to be done with water only, then Antifreeze can be added later. If you are working outside, you may need to wait for warmer weather.
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby amcamx on Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:40 am

If you try to go with this repair, you need a way, to keep liquid in the cooling system, and still let air out.
NAPA # SER 24680 is a funnel kit, that may help.
I am going through the same thing, with a Minivan, but all brands can be affected.
The Video, showed the smoking stopped, and is said to work in 94% of cases.
The repair is said to be better, than it ever was.
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby amcamx on Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:58 am

Thermagasket has exact instructions, but it did stop the smoking in a 93 Dodge 3.3 Minivan, and has a money back guarantee. Not cheap, but worth a try.
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Re: 98 Dodge OVERHEATING

Postby nelson on Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:21 am

Not familiar with that product but will look into it. I am just waiting for warmer weather to do the gaskets. Its been hectic and seems like everything I have is going down. Thanks again
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