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I have a 2000 durango, 4.7 v8. Whenever I am at a stop

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I have a 2000 durango, 4.7 v8. Whenever I am at a stop light, or just sitting and idling, the engingine temperature starts rising form about 210 line on the gauge , to just above the red line. When I start drivinh, the temperature drops just below the 210 line, and holds there.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Is the coolant level full?

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Also, is the electric radiator fan coming on when it gets hot, or right before it gets hot?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
coolant level is full, I have'nt heard the fan come on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what could be causing it
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delay,

If the fan is not coming on when it gets hot then the first suspect would be the cooling fan relay in the fuse box.

There are a couple of fuses you need to check first. Below is a diagram showing them.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/fan.PNG

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