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Old 05-31-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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help overheating

Sitting at a red light keeps overheating quickly fluid levels are good is it the thermostat or fan clutch?

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Old 05-31-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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I would bet on fan clutch if it runs cool on the highway.

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Old 05-31-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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Yeah i just wanted to make sure my clutch has no resistance so ima replace it tomorrow
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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Do you still have the shroud on? If you do then the fan clutch would be suspect.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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Clutch needs resistance
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
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Yet still got the shroud on brand new radiator and fluids changing it in a couple hours
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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sounds like the fan clutch.... could also be air in the system somewhere
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:27 AM   #8
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I can't break the nut loose to save my life nothing locks up for me to turn he nut just keeps turning
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Cruising at 50mph the fan/clutch is doing nothing. The airflow from moving is all it needs.

Something else is wrong. Stuck thermostat, air pockets, plugged radiator,blown head gasket or cracked head.. In order from best case to worst case.
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Cruising at 50mph the fan/clutch is doing nothing. The airflow from moving is all it needs.

Something else is wrong. Stuck thermostat, air pockets, plugged radiator,blown head gasket or cracked head.. In order from best case to worst case.
A blown gasket will make your engine run rough and your exhaust smell weird.

I wouldn't recommend driving it until you get it cooling right. I did back when I was younger and it cost me about $500 to get a new head gasket installed and the head machined smooth. A new radiator would have been cheaper. Haha
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Yeah its not riding rough and doesn't smell weird ima try a thermostat bc my clutch was going bad anyway it sounds alot better with the new clutch
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And if its an air pocket how would i get that out of the system
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Another thing would it matter if i put a 180 thermostat instead of 195
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Another thing would it matter if i put a 180 thermostat instead of 195
Everyone will tell you to stick with a 195. I'd say the same.
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Yeah its not riding rough and doesn't smell weird ima try a thermostat bc my clutch was going bad anyway it sounds alot better with the new clutch
The thermostat and clutch are not related in any way so I'm not sure i follow you on this one.
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Do not install a 180, install the factory specified 195 degree thermostat. Have you been doing any muddy trails? Could your radiator fins be packed with mud?

At this point, if your radiator fins aren't packed with mud, I would install a new thermostat & see what happens. The last time my engine was overheating, it was a sticking thermostat.
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The thermostat and clutch are not related in any way so I'm not sure i follow you on this one.
My clutch was going out before this happened so i changed it before it completely went out and now Im putting a new thermostat bc before just sitting at a red light it would over heat but now its doing it going down the road
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Do not install a 180, install the factory specified 195 degree thermostat. Have you been doing any muddy trails? Could your radiator fins be packed with mud?

At this point, if your radiator fins aren't packed with mud, I would install a new thermostat & see what happens. The last time my engine was overheating, it was a sticking thermostat.
Nope radiator is clean and haven't been in the mud in a long time
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I would suggest that you start with a cold system, pop the hood and remove the radiator cap. Start the engine and let it warm up with the cab heat on. Watch the fluid level and movement, as it warms you should see the thermostat open and the fluid start circulating. If there is any air pockets they should surface. If there is no fluid movement start with the thermostat.

Do not burn yourself as it gets hot very quickly !
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #21
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Well i got it fixed $4 thermostat lol runs cooler than before
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