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Over heating at idle, just replaced the water pump today.

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Over heating at idle...

Over heating at idle, just replaced the water pump today

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?

Have had a small coolant leak for a week, and today vehicle overheated at idle so replaced the water pump

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I’m fixing it myself. Will the fan clutch turn on when at idle

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Hi there. Most likelybis a weak fan clutch. I believe you have the thermal (non-electric) and they tend to loosen up over time. At idle i should also come on as temp. rises.
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