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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Constant fan, overheating at idle!

I dont know what else to do to this truck, ive had studs 2 times, still pukes and now when towing fan kicks on constantly and even unloaded idleing will be almost in the red on the stock gauge. What are the possibilities other than gaskets again? egr? radiator? this thing is killin me


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Re: Constant fan, overheating at idle!

is your radiator clogged? My 7.3 i had overheating and oil temp issues for a while until i figured wth i will just pull the radiator and see....well there was about 20lbs worth of chit in there you couldnt even see through the damn thing! Just a thought

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Re: Constant fan, overheating at idle!

Yea I would check out your radiator and oil cooler first off. Have you done anything with your EGR yet?
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Re: Constant fan, overheating at idle!

Im not sure on all of the symptoms, but there seems to be alot of water pump failures lately. Just something to check.

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Re: Constant fan, overheating at idle!

Either borrow a infrared thermometer or buy one. Napa and several other parts stores sell them.

Using it you can find a blockage in a radiator or other parts of the cooling system pretty fast. Just look for spots that are colder than others. Drastic temp changes are signs of clogs.

Failing that it could be the thermostat, the radiator or headgaskets. Even a bad cooling fan can do it. The electric towing fans dont do much on their own and cant cool the truck by themselfs.

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Re: Constant fan, overheating at idle!

thx ill get the infared gun tomorrow and check that first!


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Re: Constant fan, overheating at idle!

Did you check your thermostat is it working?

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Re: Constant fan, overheating at idle!

It's your gaskets.

Mine did the same thing. Turn the truck on, truck would over heat in about 20 seconds, you could watch the gauge peg the red and then the CEL would kick on.

Fan started to kick on while towing, then highway driving, then finally it would just stay on. Dealer told me that the gaskets were so bad that they were burnt to the heads.

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Re: Constant fan, overheating at idle!

Could this engine be a bigger pile of chit!

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Could this engine be a bigger pile of chit!
Not sure, every time I think No, it proves me wrong.


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