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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Truckin2Eat, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Truckin2Eat

    Truckin2Eat Medium Load Member

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    To be honest my floor always had a little heat to it but never on the driver side like now.
     
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  3. Jerry12

    Jerry12 Heavy Load Member

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    A few ideas:

    check the radiator coolant level & proper mix of inhibitor levels. clean the radiator. (has the engine cooling fan been turning on more than normal). How old is the coolant.

    The transmission fluid may need to be changed and/or the transmissions oil cooler (under the chassis small radiator) may need to be cleaned, perhaps using a degreaser. How long ago was the fluid changed.
     
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  4. Truckin2Eat

    Truckin2Eat Medium Load Member

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    Yes the fan had been coming on a lot more then it usually does. It hasn't been to very long since the coolant was changed. I don't know the exact time of fluid being changed.
     
  5. Jerry12

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    i would check the inhibitor levels just the same. What about the Transmission Fluid, how many miles ago was this last replaced. (when was the oil cooler fins last cleaned)
     
  6. Truckin2Eat

    Truckin2Eat Medium Load Member

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    Not exactly sure it's probably about that time and what makes the fan come on more than normal
     
  7. Jerry12

    Jerry12 Heavy Load Member

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    This & That; recheck the fundamentals first. (possible thermostat sticking).

    The heat may also be coming from the transmission. (as u stated, its spread to the drivers side.)
     
  8. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    I only do it when I'm in Iowa.
     
  9. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    If it just started,I'd look for cracks or a firewall seem opening up.
     
  10. justa_driver

    justa_driver Road Train Member

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    If its a twin stack, it runs down both sides-splits right in front of the tranny. Exaust would be my first check point- single or double stack. Tranny could be getting too hot? that's one thing I used to like about the old trucks- they had gauges to tell you if your tranny was too hot or if your rear ends were getting too hot, a guage to tell you if your Turbo was getting too hot. Insulation could be getting too thin under the floormat?
     
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  11. crappedouttrucker

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    your not allowed to wear open toed shoes while operating a cmv per the fmcsr. how ever it's the one they never do anything about.
     
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