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Mopar
2011 Ram 2500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 6.7L Mopar

P311-28CF35A    W0133-1910197  New

Qty:
$330.89
Mopar Engine Water Pump
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • OE Replacement
  • Includes Pulley
Brand: Mopar
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2011 - Ram 2500 L - 408
Mopar
2015 Ram ProMaster City Engine Water Pump Mopar

P311-5AE7548    W0133-1910194  New

Qty:
$78.64
Mopar Engine Water Pump
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • OE Replacement
  • w/o Housing or Pulley
  • w/o Housing or Pulley
Brand: Mopar
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2015 - Ram ProMaster City
Mopar
2018 Ram 1500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 3.6L Mopar

P311-3D6A317    W0133-2074376  New

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$200.76
Mopar Engine Water Pump
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • OE Replacement
  • Incl.Pulley
Brand: Mopar
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2018 - Ram 1500 V 3604 220
Mopar
2018 Ram 1500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 3.6L Mopar

P311-3D6A317    W0133-2074376  New

Qty:
$200.76
Mopar Engine Water Pump
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Incl.Pulley
Brand: Mopar
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2018 - Ram 1500 V 3604 220
GMB
2012 Ram 1500 Engine Water Pump - N/A 6 Cyl 3.7L GMB

P311-2527EC6    120-4350  New

Qty:
$40.69
GMB Engine Water Pump  N/A
  • New Water Pump
  • Plastic Impeller
  • Product Attributes:
    • : New
    • Housing Material: Aluminum
    • Hub Height: 2.97
    • Impeller Material: Plastic
    • Impeller Rotation: Reverse
    • Water Pump Drive Type: Serpentine Belt
Brand: GMB
Position: N/A
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2012 - Ram 1500 V - 226 N/A
GMB
2012 Ram 5500 Engine Water Pump - N/A 6 Cyl 6.7L GMB

P311-2E66CD5    120-4410  New

Qty:
$67.72
GMB Engine Water Pump  N/A
  • New Water Pump
  • Plastic Impeller
Brand: GMB
Position: N/A
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Vehicle Block CC CID Fuel Type Position
2012 - Ram 5500 L - 408 DIESEL N/A
GMB
2017 Ram ProMaster City Engine Water Pump - N/A 4 Cyl 2.4L GMB

P311-4E09BB8    120-7180  New

Qty:
$43.39
GMB Engine Water Pump  N/A
  • New Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • : New
    • Housing Material: Aluminum
    • Hub Height: 2.53
    • Impeller Material: Plastic
    • Impeller Rotation: Reverse
Brand: GMB
Position: N/A
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Vehicle Block CC CID Position
2017 - Ram ProMaster City L 2360 144 N/A
Cardone
2011 Ram Dakota Engine Water Pump Cardone

P311-08D31F1    58-572  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.88
Cardone Engine Water Pump
  • Remanufactured Water Pump
  • Reman. A-1 CARDONE Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • Casting Number: 530208710, 53020871, 53021185aa, 53020871c
    • Duty Rating: Standard
    • E-Waste: No
    • FAQs:
      • After Mounting The Pump On The Vehicle And Running The Engine, The Shaft Broke. The Shaft Was Blue. Does This Mean The Pump Burned Up?
      • Do I Need Identification Off Of The Original Pump To Get The Correct Replacement?
      • For Most Modern Vehicles, Knowing The Engine Size Is Sufficient To Locate The Correct Replacement Water Pump. However, With Some Older Passenger Vehicles And Medium Duty Applications, You May Need An Identification Number That Is Either Stamped On The Ori
      • I Just Replaced The Water Pump And My Engine Is Overheating. Is The Pump Defective?
      • The Engine Overheating Could Be Due To Components Other Than The Water Pump. The Following Steps Should Be Taken Before Checking The Pump. Flush The System. Check Hoses, Clamps And Seals. Check Radiator Cap And Thermostat. Check For Proper And Sufficient
      • The Impeller On My Original Pump Looks Pitted. Is This Caused By Cavitation?
      • The Pump Did Not Burn Up, However The Shaft Broke Due To A Stress Fracture Caused By: Excessively High Temperatures, Improperly Torqued Mounting Bolts, Bent Or Distorted Pulley(s), Cracked Fan Bent, Not Mounted Squarely, Defective Fan Clutch, Improperly T
      • Yes, The Mostly Likely Cause Is Cavitation. When Inlet Pressures Of A Water Pump Fall Below The Design Specifications Due To A Leak Or Inadequate Coolant Levels, Tiny Vapor Bubbles Can Form In The Coolant At The Center Of The Impeller. When Coolant Conta
    • Features and Benefits:
      • 100% Leak Testing And Hub-pull Testing Ensures Reliable Performance.
      • O.e.-supplied New Unitized Seals Ensure Long-lasting, Trouble-free Performance.
      • The Proper O.e. Specified Bearing Design Is Installed To Meet The Specific Radial And Axial Load Requirements Of Each Application. This Ensures Longer Bearing Life And Reliable Performance.
      • Thermostat Seal And Mounting Gasket Are Supplied For Ease Of Installation (where Applicable).
    • Gaskets Included: Yes
    • Hub Height (in): 3.25
    • Hub Height (mm): 82.55
    • Impeller Vane Quantity: 8
    • Material: Aluminum, Cast Iron, Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: No
    • Number of Hose Connectors: 0
    • Package Contents: Water Pump, Gaskets
    • Product Condition: Remanufactured
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Type: Flat Belt
    • Rotation: Counter-clockwise
  • CARDONE Remanufactured Water Pumps are re-engineered, built and tested to match O.E. performance. Each unit features new, O.E.-supplied unitized seals and application-specific bearings to ensure long-lasting, trouble-free product life. With 100% leak and hub-pull testing, CARDONE Remanufactured Water Pumps provide peace of mind for the long haul.
Brand: Cardone
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2011 - Ram Dakota
Metrix
2011 Ram Dakota Engine Water Pump Metrix

P311-463CF8C    W0133-2215476  New

Qty:
$64.92
Metrix Engine Water Pump
  • Pump Only
Brand: Metrix
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Vehicle
2011 - Ram Dakota
GMB
2011 Ram Dakota Engine Water Pump GMB

P311-1BE2922    W0133-2215476  New

Qty:
$98.47
GMB Engine Water Pump
  • Pump Only
Brand: GMB
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Vehicle
2011 - Ram Dakota
Mopar
2013 Ram 2500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 6.7L Mopar

P311-01D4C8C    W0133-2885734  New

Qty:
$259.01
Mopar Engine Water Pump
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Includes Pulley
Brand: Mopar
Free Ground Shipping on this item
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2013 - Ram 2500 L - 408
Mopar
2013 Ram 2500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 6.7L Mopar

P311-01D4C8C    W0133-2885734  New

Qty:
$259.01
Mopar Engine Water Pump
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • OE Replacement
  • Includes Pulley
Brand: Mopar
Free Ground Shipping on this item
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Vehicle Block CC CID
2013 - Ram 2500 L - 408
Mopar
2013 Ram 3500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 6.7L Mopar

P311-01D4C8C    W0133-2885734  New

Qty:
$259.01
Mopar Engine Water Pump
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Mopar
Free Ground Shipping on this item
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2013 - Ram 3500 L - 408
Mopar
2013 Ram 3500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 6.7L Mopar

P311-01D4C8C    W0133-2885734  New

Qty:
$259.01
Mopar Engine Water Pump
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • OE Replacement
Brand: Mopar
Free Ground Shipping on this item
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Vehicle Block CC CID
2013 - Ram 3500 L - 408
Airtex
2011 Ram 1500 Engine Water Pump 8 Cyl 5.7L Airtex

P311-0BB8C2D    AW6341  New

Qty:
$78.64
Airtex Engine Water Pump
  • New Water Pump
Brand: Airtex
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2011 - Ram 1500 V - 345
Airtex
2011 Ram 1500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 3.7L Airtex

P311-41B0C7E    AW7163  New

Qty:
$44.67
Airtex Engine Water Pump
  • New Water Pump
Brand: Airtex
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2011 - Ram 1500 V - 226
Airtex
2011 Ram 2500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 6.7L Airtex

P311-32E0A16    AW6222  New

Qty:
$67.98
Airtex Engine Water Pump
  • New Water Pump
Brand: Airtex
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2011 - Ram 2500 L - 408
Cardone
2012 Ram 2500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 6.7L Cardone

P311-385C683    58-676  Remanufactured

Qty:
$10.80 $54.12
Cardone Engine Water Pump
  • Remanufactured Water Pump
  • Reman. A-1 CARDONE Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • Casting Number: Td 2 2894 / 10c
    • Duty Rating: Standard
    • E-Waste: No
    • FAQs:
      • After Mounting The Pump On The Vehicle And Running The Engine, The Shaft Broke. The Shaft Was Blue. Does This Mean The Pump Burned Up?
      • Do I Need Identification Off Of The Original Pump To Get The Correct Replacement?
      • For Most Modern Vehicles, Knowing The Engine Size Is Sufficient To Locate The Correct Replacement Water Pump. However, With Some Older Passenger Vehicles And Medium Duty Applications, You May Need An Identification Number That Is Either Stamped On The Ori
      • I Just Replaced The Water Pump And My Engine Is Overheating. Is The Pump Defective?
      • The Engine Overheating Could Be Due To Components Other Than The Water Pump. The Following Steps Should Be Taken Before Checking The Pump. Flush The System. Check Hoses, Clamps And Seals. Check Radiator Cap And Thermostat. Check For Proper And Sufficient
      • The Impeller On My Original Pump Looks Pitted. Is This Caused By Cavitation?
      • The Pump Did Not Burn Up, However The Shaft Broke Due To A Stress Fracture Caused By: Excessively High Temperatures, Improperly Torqued Mounting Bolts, Bent Or Distorted Pulley(s), Cracked Fan Bent, Not Mounted Squarely, Defective Fan Clutch, Improperly T
      • Yes, The Mostly Likely Cause Is Cavitation. When Inlet Pressures Of A Water Pump Fall Below The Design Specifications Due To A Leak Or Inadequate Coolant Levels, Tiny Vapor Bubbles Can Form In The Coolant At The Center Of The Impeller. When Coolant Conta
    • Features and Benefits:
      • 100% Leak Testing And Hub-pull Testing Ensures Reliable Performance.
      • O.e.-supplied New Unitized Seals Ensure Long-lasting, Trouble-free Performance.
      • The Proper O.e. Specified Bearing Design Is Installed To Meet The Specific Radial And Axial Load Requirements Of Each Application. This Ensures Longer Bearing Life And Reliable Performance.
      • Thermostat Seal And Mounting Gasket Are Supplied For Ease Of Installation (where Applicable).
    • Gaskets Included: Yes
    • Hub Height (in): 3.91
    • Hub Height (mm): 99.21
    • Impeller Vane Quantity: 7
    • Material: Aluminum, Cast Iron, Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: No
    • Number of Hose Connectors: 0
    • Package Contents: Water Pump, Gaskets
    • Product Condition: Remanufactured
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Type: Flat Belt
    • Rotation: Clockwise
  • CARDONE Remanufactured Water Pumps are re-engineered, built and tested to match O.E. performance. Each unit features new, O.E.-supplied unitized seals and application-specific bearings to ensure long-lasting, trouble-free product life. With 100% leak and hub-pull testing, CARDONE Remanufactured Water Pumps provide peace of mind for the long haul.
Brand: Cardone
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2012 - Ram 2500 L - 408
Cardone
2012 Ram 1500 Engine Water Pump 6 Cyl 3.7L Cardone

P311-1153493    58-719  Remanufactured

Qty:
$51.50
Cardone Engine Water Pump
  • Remanufactured Water Pump
  • Reman. A-1 CARDONE Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • Casting Number: 530208710, 53020871, 53021185aa, 53020871c
    • Duty Rating: Standard
    • E-Waste: No
    • FAQs:
      • After Mounting The Pump On The Vehicle And Running The Engine, The Shaft Broke. The Shaft Was Blue. Does This Mean The Pump Burned Up?
      • Do I Need Identification Off Of The Original Pump To Get The Correct Replacement?
      • For Most Modern Vehicles, Knowing The Engine Size Is Sufficient To Locate The Correct Replacement Water Pump. However, With Some Older Passenger Vehicles And Medium Duty Applications, You May Need An Identification Number That Is Either Stamped On The Ori
      • I Just Replaced The Water Pump And My Engine Is Overheating. Is The Pump Defective?
      • The Engine Overheating Could Be Due To Components Other Than The Water Pump. The Following Steps Should Be Taken Before Checking The Pump. Flush The System. Check Hoses, Clamps And Seals. Check Radiator Cap And Thermostat. Check For Proper And Sufficient
      • The Impeller On My Original Pump Looks Pitted. Is This Caused By Cavitation?
      • The Pump Did Not Burn Up, However The Shaft Broke Due To A Stress Fracture Caused By: Excessively High Temperatures, Improperly Torqued Mounting Bolts, Bent Or Distorted Pulley(s), Cracked Fan Bent, Not Mounted Squarely, Defective Fan Clutch, Improperly T
      • Yes, The Mostly Likely Cause Is Cavitation. When Inlet Pressures Of A Water Pump Fall Below The Design Specifications Due To A Leak Or Inadequate Coolant Levels, Tiny Vapor Bubbles Can Form In The Coolant At The Center Of The Impeller. When Coolant Conta
    • Features and Benefits:
      • 100% Leak Testing And Hub-pull Testing Ensures Reliable Performance.
      • O.e.-supplied New Unitized Seals Ensure Long-lasting, Trouble-free Performance.
      • The Proper O.e. Specified Bearing Design Is Installed To Meet The Specific Radial And Axial Load Requirements Of Each Application. This Ensures Longer Bearing Life And Reliable Performance.
      • Thermostat Seal And Mounting Gasket Are Supplied For Ease Of Installation (where Applicable).
    • Gaskets Included: Yes
    • Hub Height (in): 3.25
    • Hub Height (mm): 82.55
    • Impeller Vane Quantity: 8
    • Material: Aluminum, Cast Iron, Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: No
    • Number of Hose Connectors: 0
    • Package Contents: Water Pump, Gaskets
    • Product Condition: Remanufactured
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Type: Flat Belt
    • Rotation: Counter-clockwise
  • CARDONE Remanufactured Water Pumps are re-engineered, built and tested to match O.E. performance. Each unit features new, O.E.-supplied unitized seals and application-specific bearings to ensure long-lasting, trouble-free product life. With 100% leak and hub-pull testing, CARDONE Remanufactured Water Pumps provide peace of mind for the long haul.
Brand: Cardone
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2012 - Ram 1500 V - 226
Cardone
2016 Ram ProMaster City Engine Water Pump Cardone

P311-0D56148    55-33149  New

Qty:
$49.30
Cardone Engine Water Pump
  • New Water Pump
  • New CARDONE SELECT Water Pump
  • Product Attributes:
    • Duty Rating: Standard
    • E-Waste: No
    • FAQs:
      • After Mounting The Pump On The Vehicle And Running The Engine, The Shaft Broke. The Shaft Was Blue. Does This Mean The Pump Burned Up?
      • Do I Need Identification Off Of The Original Pump To Get The Correct Replacement?
      • For Most Modern Vehicles, Knowing The Engine Size Is Sufficient To Locate The Correct Replacement Water Pump. However, With Some Older Passenger Vehicles And Medium Duty Applications, You May Need An Identification Number That Is Either Stamped On The Ori
      • I Just Replaced The Water Pump And My Engine Is Overheating. Is The Pump Defective?
      • The Engine Overheating Could Be Due To Components Other Than The Water Pump. The Following Steps Should Be Taken Before Checking The Pump. Flush The System. Check Hoses, Clamps And Seals. Check Radiator Cap And Thermostat. Check For Proper And Sufficient
      • The Impeller On My Original Pump Looks Pitted. Is This Caused By Cavitation?
      • The Pump Did Not Burn Up, However The Shaft Broke Due To A Stress Fracture Caused By: Excessively High Temperatures, Improperly Torqued Mounting Bolts, Bent Or Distorted Pulley(s), Cracked Fan Bent, Not Mounted Squarely, Defective Fan Clutch, Improperly T
      • Yes, The Mostly Likely Cause Is Cavitation. When Inlet Pressures Of A Water Pump Fall Below The Design Specifications Due To A Leak Or Inadequate Coolant Levels, Tiny Vapor Bubbles Can Form In The Coolant At The Center Of The Impeller. When Coolant Conta
    • Features and Benefits:
      • 100% Leak Testing And Hub-pull Testing Ensures Reliable Performance.
      • O.e.-supplied New Unitized Seals Ensure Long-lasting, Trouble-free Performance.
      • The Proper O.e. Specified Bearing Design Is Installed To Meet The Specific Radial And Axial Load Requirements Of Each Application. This Ensures Longer Bearing Life And Reliable Performance.
      • Thermostat Seal And Mounting Gasket Are Supplied For Ease Of Installation (where Applicable).
    • Gaskets Included: Yes
    • Hub Height (in): 2.54
    • Hub Height (mm): 64.39
    • Impeller Vane Quantity: 6
    • Material: Aluminum
    • Mounting Hardware Included: No
    • Number of Hose Connectors: 0
    • Package Contents: Water Pump, Gaskets
    • Product Condition: New
    • Pulley Included: No
    • Rotation: Counter-clockwise
  • Building on decades of experience using reverse engineering to remanufacture automotive pumps, CARDONE engineers have meticulously designed our CARDONE New Water Pumps to match O.E. performance. Each unit is 100% leak and hub-pull tested to ensure reliability. Supplied with O.E.-grade unitized seals, CARDONE New Water Pumps provide O.E. performance you can rely on.
Brand: Cardone
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2016 - Ram ProMaster City

Latest Ram Repair and Water Pump Installation Advice

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Dodge ram Overheating

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Question From 98ramdodge on Dodge ram Overheating

I have a 1998 Dodge ram 1500 2wd with the 5.2 v8 (318) it started to overheat one day to about 240 then dropped back down to the 190 area like normal and ever since then it will overheat sometimes then go to normal and then other times it will go all the way over the 260 red mark. it has a brand new thermostat. and radiator. it doesnt leak at all. is it the water pump? Can a water pump randomly work and not work like that?





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Response From 98ramdodge

the over flow tank sometimes gets low and then fills back up itself and im gonna check the accuracy of the temperature next time it says its overheating. i borrowed a laser thermometer to check the top hose when it says its overheating.

Response From Hammer Time

The rubber doesn't transmit heat well. Check it at the thermostat housing. That will be the hottest point.

You need to look at the coolant level when it's dead cold, before it is driven.
Make sure you're checking inside the radiator if it has a cap.

Response From Hammer Time

I would check the coolant level and pressure test the cooling system. It could be seeing air pockets from being low on coolant. The water pump wouldn't be intermittent but it could have damaged impellers.

Response From 98ramdodge

The coolant level is good and did a pressure test already and its good too.

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

Are you saying the coolant is never low?
Are you sure the temp gauge is accurate at all times?


If you can positively confirm both of those things and it overheats even at highway speeds, then it has to be a circulation problem. I have seen some water pump impellers worn off but mostly on Fords

chirping and no heat

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Question From nc dodge on chirping and no heat

2001 Dodge Ram heater went out a month ago, so did the water pump. I had the pump replaced but the heater still does not work. The blower works and there is a chirping sound when I turn up the fan. any ideas?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Is there obvious air flow out of any ducts? Chip sound could be a blower motor issue - either the motor itself or something caught in it.

For right now - IS THERE AIRFLOW AT ALL?

T

Ps: Took out the other post tagging on another vehicle's issue

Response From nc dodge

Yes, there is plenty of air floiw, I felt the hoses going into the firewall. the black rubber ones are hot, the silver (AC?) ones are not.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

OK: Don't worry about the A/C lines for now as they really have nothing to do with heat at the moment. Even if heat and A/C were fighting with each other the heat should win.

Now it's the "chirping" noise that may be the issue. Can you change that noise by asking for cooler air then back to warmer air or any other change like fan speed that changes that noise? If fan speed related it's a clue and a maybe.

There should be a "blend door" that adjusts the amount of heat that will pass on to cabin ducts. Some use an electric actuator motor to turn a flap and may sound like a stripped gear trying to change the postition of the flap door.

My guess it that will be found to be the problem but only a guess.

Hopefully Loren here is watching and will chime in if he knows where and how to check and or replace that actuator if it is found to be the fault,

T

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Just checked Mitchell; Says you must remove instrument cluster and heater assy. to access the blend door actuator. (3.5 hrs) Doesn't sound like a friendly job. Both of the heater hoses, supply and return, should be of equal temp., and about the same as the radiator hoses once the engine reaches temperature. You can buy a digital infra-red temp tester (fairly inexpensive) to do these tests. And, they are nice to have around. If the heater hose temps are not equal or markedly lower than the radiator hoses, you may have a plugged heater core. Or, an air pocket if the system hasn't been bled well enough. You can 'carefully' remove the hoses from the heater core and, using a garden hose, flush the core both directions. I would check the things Tom suggested, first, though. With the noise you are getting, it's very possible that something has fallen into the ducting, blocking a blend door.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Hey Loren - Thanks for checking in on this thread and the estimated time for that. Actually that sounds low to me for time allowed by Mitchels but we know this is not fun stuff.

Good luck with it,

T

Response From nc dodge

Thanks Tom, Loren, I will try the heater core first, and hope!

Response From nc dodge

I was thinking something might have gotten stuck in it, since it is a dodge and all 2001's dash's are cracked beyond belief but, I dont know how to check this? Not sure where the door is, but. The chirping was going before the water pump went out. Does this narrow it down any?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Arggh! Did you make a post before about duct parts broken beyond repair on this vehicle? I haven't heard of a tendancy for that YET in these trucks but it's scary if this is common for some reason. Sunlight heat shouldn't really be enough and UV rays can hurt plastics over time but these parts are out of direct light?? You just mentioned you'd seen this before - I haven't but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

If a chunk of something did break off there's a chance you could clear it out going thru by removing blower motor and the squirrel cage. There are cases where rodent nests, leaves or junk gets in a causes issues and some can be fixed that way. Not sure if you can fix much from just that access and taking it totally apart may render the whole distribution box junk if that brittle with some out of control price tag no doubt - catastropically expensive to send out with a very high # of hours needed to do that completely! Egad - hope not.

If this chirping is fan speed related it should be either the motor or the squirrel cage making the noise but that doesn't account for loss of heat by itself - yet. May have to get in to look.

Check for recalls if you think this is too common for where you are. Heat damage would be worse in many other places than SC if that's where you are,

T

Response From nc dodge

Tom, It is only the dash and plastics, I think from 1999-2002 Dodge Raams, google it, alot of PO's people and Dodge wont fix, no recall. there is nothing broken/cracked whee the chirping seem sto be comming from. I want to start with the basic checks because from experience, this is usually the problem. Thankfully it is warm in NC tomorrow. it does blow semi warm, more after I get up to 55 for a few minutes but not like it used to. I have checked fuses, looked around connections, been told heater core but, thats beyond me! the radiator is full and the reserve. help me out, please say this is something simple!

Response From nc dodge

I should spell check myself

Response From Tom Greenleaf

If it can do some warm than flush the heck out of the core. That alone is telling of how much junk it in there and the flow available - doesn't account for any noise though.

If core is restricted there would be a warm/hot inlet heater hose and a cool outlet/return hose as all available heat would have been taken away. When perfect they both stay a bit hot as there's ample hot coolant to make heat in most applications. If not leaking a core should be flush able most of the time. If that works satisfactorily do the whole cooling system too or you should anyway if not done anytime recently. Don't overdo antifreeze either! Not more than 50/50 mix and don't mess that up. Too strong just won't throw as much heat!

The plastic issue: If it's just cosmetic stuff it just a plain bummer. Every vehicle I've ever known had something boneheaded about it or just plain cheap.

Wish we could take all the perfect ideas and stuff, stick them all in one and end this bullsh*t of re-engineering the wheel every ten years with things that already proved right!

Spel chek by Gugle

T

2008 Dodge Ram 1500

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Question From thedook22 on 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

I am about an inch low on the engine coolant just wondering if i should be worried where it went. I cant see any leaking hoses or anything. Can this be normal. 2008 Dodge Ram 1500, milage 26,000

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer

You want to follow Nick's advise and should be able to find the leak if there is an external one.

While looking it over as suggested take a real good look at the water pump & timing cover area..........

Response From nickwarner

If you suspect a leak, pressure test the system and look over the cooling system and engine closely. Sounds like you already keep a regular eye on your vehicle, which is good to hear.

2000 Ram 1500 heater

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Question From mattc on 2000 Ram 1500 heater

Hi - new visitor here - thanks for the opportunity. I took my 2000 Ram to the shop yesterday for a new water pump and belt. All of this went fine but now I have no heat. I've checked all of the vacuum lines I can find, I can feel the heater core behind the glove box and it's hot and the blower is working fine. The shop is closed and I need to have my truck at work Monday. Could it be air blend and if so is it electric or vacuum? Is there any way to "rig" this into the correct position until I can fix it? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Response From jj

under hood pass. side should be a black vacuum line by dryer follow it to engine checking it for breaks and still hooked up

Response From Jeff Norfolk

jj, I think the blend door actuator is electric per the previous posts from 2 month ago.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

jj: Appeciate any help and comments. Look at the dates or the original posts - some are just archives,

T

Response From Double J Top Rated Answer

Mode Door = vacuum motor
Blend Air Door = electric actuator
Fresh/Recirc = vacuum motor

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Nice find JIM. With this recent water pump job and this problem right away I suspect it might not be properly filled with coolant - even hot air will make the core hot to the touch but not transfer heat worth a damn. Check level at radiator cap and then adjust level at recovery tank,

T

Response From mattc

Thanks guys, the coolant level is good and flowing. I'm really suspecting the air blend but I'm having a hard time believing the coincedence of timing. The last time I had the truck fixed there it was the air conditioning and I lost the cruise control. It seems a bit of a chore to get that far into the dash - any diagnostic suggestions before I drop another $1000 on the truck? Thanks again.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

The coincidence is uncanny?? JIM found that the blend door is an electric actuator. Perhaps you can get a peek or hand on it going up from under passenger's side lower dash or thru the glove box. I don't know but it might be electrically controlling a lever that you could get at. Do the other functions of the control head work?

T

Response From mattc

Found the actuator - thanks - unfortunately there isn't anything exposed enough to get a tool on. Yes, everything else works. I can't dismantle anything either due to proximity to the floor. It sounds like I should brace for another bill huh?