Overheating

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Asked by Nov 03, 2016 at 12:09 AM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 97 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 v8.
Recently I have been having trouble with the
truck overheating. I replaced the thermostat
and put new lines in it.  I have flushed the
radiator and heater core. I just replaced the
radiator and now I am see smoke coming
from just underneath the spark plugs. Truck
still is overheating. I don't know exactly what
is causing the smoke.

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try checking compression, maybe blown head gasket..

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Would exhaust leaking from the manifold cause the truck to over heat

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Exhaust restrictions can also cause the engine to overheat. The exhaust carries a lot of heat away from the engine, so if the catalytic converter is restricted, or a pipe has been crimped or crushed, exhasut flow can be restrricted causing heat to build up inside the engine...

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http://www.aa1car.com/library/overheat.htm

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