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I have a 99 D with the 5.9. I had some problems with the truck overheating last summer, especially when the A/C was on, and really bad when driving on the freeway. Took it to the dealership, and they said the engine was all scaled inside and needed a flush badly. Then they replaced the radiator because the flow was reduced and not cooling efficiently. For shits and giggles I had the A/C evacuated, cleaned, and recharged. Total cost to me: $700.00. The D has run PERFECTLY since.

My brother has an 01 D with the 4.7. He came over today with overheating problems that have been going on for some time. So we checked the hoses, checked for leaks, changed the thermostat (expensive thing @ $27.00 :mad: ), changed the upper rad hose, drained the coolant (light brown in color, not milky so HG's are good) and put 1 gal of new 50/50 mix in it. It still overheats. It's 100* here now during the day.

My question is can the 4.7 scale up like the 5.9? The symptoms of his are exactly like mine was a year ago. I recommended the back flush to him that I had done, and for him to get the radiator checked. Maybe I skipped over something....I even checked the fans. Both work normally. What else could I check?
 

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Crap, we put in the green stuff. But it says on the bottle it's for all vehicles. I'll ask him if the vents blow a little white smoke. Thanks man.
 

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I know, you should have seen my face when I looked in the bucket of spent coolant. It looked like pond water. UGH! I think it had boiled a *FEW* times. He just looked at it like it was normal shit to him. The placement of the thermostat is the weirdest place I've ever seen also. But, Chrysler is doing things weird anyway. The batteries on the Cirrus are in the fender...But I digress.
 

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Update:

My brother had the truck overheat to the red line of 'HOT'. The engine then shut off on it's own. Scared, he reluctantly took it to the dealership, and was told the following:

You need an engine flush because your engine is scaled inside the passages. You need a new radiator because it has hot and cold spots across the face. We used a lazer thermometer to detirmine this. And finally, your fan relay (the larger one) isn't working.

Total cost $835.00

I told him to just take it in in the first place, but he wanted to fix it himself. It's all good though, I'd hate to have to see him broken down on the side of the road with his GF and their 5 kids....

Thanks for the replies guys, I'll see what coolant they put in. Hercules, you have the number for that Dodge Engineer? I have a feeling my brother might have to call him.
 
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