Dodge

Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dodge ram 1500.4.7 4x4: I had a tranny flush done on my 2003…

Customer Question
I had a tranny flush...
I had a tranny flush done on my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 and right away truck started overheating...never did it before and it has a new thermostat, waterpump and radiator
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Dodge
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I have read that it could be the coolant lines from transmission to rad? Maybe plugged up,does that sound right?
Answered in 1 hour by:
6/19/2015
Dodge Mechanic: -Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech replied 3 years ago
-Brad-
-Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 8,247
Experience: 16 Yrs Chrysler/Dodge Technician. ASE Master Certified(L-1)
Verified
Flushing the transmission would have nothing to do with the engine overheating. How did the shop flush it? With a machine or cans? If you start it with the radiator cap off do you see the coolant flowing? Does it boil out?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No machine,apparently now I find out they just changed tranny fluid and filters.Yes you can see coolant flowing and it boils out of overflow
Dodge Mechanic: -Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech replied 2 years ago
When the engine is cool can you top it off with coolant and after a few minutes continue to add coolant until it stays full and tighten cap and tell me how long it takes to run hot? Do you feel the fan pulling air across the radiator? If it's not low on coolant then it's a flow issue as in thermostat, water pump, radiator..
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes you can feel the fan across the rad...do you mean to fill the overflow over full? It isn't leaking any coolant and stays full unless it overheats (which we r not letting happen)
Dodge Mechanic: -Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech replied 2 years ago
When the fan is on and it's running do you feel the fan pulling air and is it warm air? If you open the radiator cap and start it up does it boil out fast or does it take a few minutes? If it's quickly I would check for a blown head gasket.... If it takes awhile then make sure it's full of coolant and tell me if the top and bottom radiator hoses are hot or if one is cool..
Keep me posted,
Brad
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It takes a while to boil out. ..the fan air feels cool...I'll have to check the hoses still. Also I checked the thermostat my husband took out of truck and it was definitely no good ( put it in a pot of boiling water and it didn't open) the thermostat he bought and put in though looked completely different than the other one??? And when I looked online for what goes in that truck they all look like what came out of it...wondering if the new one isaybe wrong he bought it at VSA autoparts
Dodge Mechanic: -Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech replied 2 years ago
I would suggest getting a OEM thermostat from your local Dodge dealership and retest.. Sounds like the wrong one which will cause your issues...
Brad
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dodge mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask -Brad- Your Own Question
-Brad-
-Brad-
-Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 8,247
8,247 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 Yrs Chrysler/Dodge Technician. ASE Master Certified(L-1)

-Brad- is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP.

TOM WHITTAKERUSA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

Rev. Jerry BaysingerHolts Summit, Mo

I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again.

GregPittsburgh, PA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

JerryHolts Summit, MO

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat.

StanSayre, PA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

1,754 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech

Chris

Chris

Shop Foreman

6,908 satisfied customers

Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech

Mopar Certified

Mopar Certified

Dodge Technician

6,038 satisfied customers

24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist

moparfl

moparfl

ASE Certified Technician

3,292 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp

Dodgerench

Dodgerench

ASE Certified Technician

2,819 satisfied customers

30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

2,342 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

1,581 satisfied customers

Cert. Dodge & Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Dodge Questions
97 dodge ram 1500: it cranks..wont start..coil..fuel pump
i have a 97 dodge ram 1500 w/ 5.2 , the problem is that it cranks over,but won't start, no signal to coil, no power to fuel pump, no communication to computer , no blown fuses, it was running just fin… read more
Thomas
Thomas
Mechanic
High School or GED
1,053 satisfied customers
Ram 1500: I have a Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7L engine. I have
I have a Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7L engine. I have been experiencing problems with the idle. I replaced the throttle position sensor because I would get what felt like a miss or bucking during accel… read more
Jettadan1
Jettadan1
Lead mech
Some college
1,421 satisfied customers
1997 dodge Ram 1500: It Turns over but wont start.
i have a 1997 dodge Ram 1500. its not wanting to start. It Turns over but wont start. could someone please lead me in the right direction to start looking for the problem. thanks e-mail me [email protected]… read more
b5demon
b5demon
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,522 satisfied customers
Not getting any fire. 1999 Dodge/Ram 1500. Getting gas, just
not getting any fire JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge? Customer: 1999 Dodge/Ram 1500 JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: yes, getting gas, just inst… read more
Ivan Alvarez
Ivan Alvarez
Lead technician
162 satisfied customers
I have a 2010 ram 1500 with 5.7 hemi. I need to swap for a
I have a 2010 ram 1500 with 5.7 hemi. I need to swap for a used motor. what years are compatible with computer and hook up … read more
Richard Greer
Richard Greer
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
50 satisfied customers
I have a code 0113 on my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7
I have a code 0113 on my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7 V8. I need the location of the sensor. Intake Air temperature … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 dodge ram 1500 that wouldn't start today.
I have a 2007 dodge ram 1500 that wouldn't start today. Makes clicking sound. Checked fuse box and the ignition fuse (that half of the fuse box won't light up). … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,468 satisfied customers
I have 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 that haven't been able to start,
I have 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 that haven't been able to start, it may be related to fuel pump as it was personally diagnostics by a friend before taking it to dealership … read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
It wont start it turn over but that it. 99 dodge ram 1500. I
Yes i replaced tge crank seance and cam sence and coil … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
04 dodge ram 1500 missfiring. I need info on checking my
yes i need info on checking my coils to find bad ones … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman. The driveline rubbed a hole in the
2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman. The driveline rubbed a hole in the right rear portion of the gas tank. Tank was replaced with new one but now the driveline has worn two holes in the new tank. Tank is secured… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
It's a 2002 dodge ram 1500 the compressor kicks in and out
It's a 2002 dodge ram 1500 the compressor kicks in and out when stop … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
2003 Ram 1500, parking brake is stuck, the spring on the
2003 Ram 1500, parking brake is stuck, the spring on the flap seems fine, but the cable wont release... … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 dodge ram 1500 5.7l hemi no power going to
i have a 2007 dodge ram 1500 5.7l hemi no power going to starter sol. trying to fine ignition switchand nutral safty switch… read more
Dodge expert
Dodge expert
ASE MASTER TECH, REPAIR FACILITY OWNER
High School or GED
3,636 satisfied customers
I just purchased a 2013 ram 1500. I am having problems
I just purchased a 2013 ram 1500. I am having problems unlocking and locking the doors using the key fob, and the controls on the door. I can use the manual key, thenimmediately after I open the door … read more
Robert R
Robert R
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
879 satisfied customers
2002 dodge ram 1500: 5.9 liter automatic transmission..park
my 2002 dodge ram 1500 360 cu in. 5.9 liter automatic transmission will not go into park, what do i do?… read more
moparfl
moparfl
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,292 satisfied customers
Dodge Ram 1500: I thought it was the fuel pump..kill switch
I have a Dodge Ram 1500 pcik up truck that just died while driving. I thought it was the fuel pump, but want to check the emergency kill switch before I get a new pump but can't locate it. I have chec… read more
Dodgerench
Dodgerench
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,819 satisfied customers
ram 1500: i have 2009 dodge ram 1500 a/c and heater control
i have 2009 dodge ram 1500 a/c and heater control do not work blower is only thing that works on controls no lights come on when switching recalls have been done fuses in power distribution are good m… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x