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#3823 of 5143 Coolant, Voltometer, Strange Noise and Other Problems
Nov 29, 2007 (1:34 pm)
I drive a 1997 jeep cherokee 4.0. A buddy of mine and I recently made a round trip of about 600 miles. Just about when I got home my check gauges light came on. It was just the voltage so I thought no big deal. Once I pulled into the driveway I smelled a burning oil sound and I noticed some steam coming from the engine compartment. It did not seem like the car was overheating, I mean the temp gauge was right on the middle. I immediately popped open the hood and then coolant was dripping out from underneath the vehicle. It turns out it was coming from right underneath where the drive belt is. The coolant was kind of a hazy green but then it started dripping out black like it had mixed with oil. I started it today to see if anything had changed and once it made it to operating temperature it made the strangest noise. It sounded like hard metal on metal screeching. The Voltage is the least of my worries right now but sometimes that gauge works and sometimes it doesnt. I dont know if the two are related. When I do crank the jeep up it seems fine like it did everyday before until it heats up a bit. If anybody on here can help me out that would be great. I will probably try to do the work myself if possible.
#3824 of 5143 ANY VOTES WHICH IS BETTER MOTOR 4.0 OR 3.76
Nov 29, 2007 (1:51 pm)
AND WHILE WE ARE AT IT MY 2006 LAREDO IS EVERYBODY HAPPY
WITH THEIR TRANSMISSION SHALL WE DUMP OUR JEEPS
#3825 of 5143 Automatic Transmission
Nov 30, 2007 (10:57 am)
Hi all, I have a 1996 JChe Laredo, this last week started to fail the trasnmission: Suddenly push harder and seems to start running when you are stopped at the light...other times seems that the shift is out and takes a bit to start to run....
My question is about the possible diagnosis and the probably price for the repair.
please any help would be really welcome!!!
#3826 of 5143 Re: Coolant, Voltometer, Strange Noise and Other Problems [djp2t]
Nov 30, 2007 (1:32 pm)
I'm no expert but I think I would start by doing an oil change. After the oil is drained out check it to see if there is any water or debris in it. It would look and or smell unusual and the water and oil will seperate when sitting in the pan. You may also be able to tell by looking at the dipstick, and I would check both the oil and transmission dipsticks. Oil and antifreeze can get mixed in the engine by a crack or gasket failure and antifreeze and transmission fluid can get mixed in the radiator by a crack. The noise may be a result of whatever is dripping getting on your drive belt, but in any case I would be very cautious about driving it anywhere.
#3827 of 5143 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited v8
Dec 08, 2007 (12:03 pm)
Im having problems starting my jeep while it is cold. It will turn over then die after just a few seconds. After awhile when the day would get warmer the jeep would start without any problems. Now that its colder It wont stay running no matter what time of day. We have found that if we take a hair dryer and blow it on the distibuter (I think thats what it is it's on the back of the engine) it will start and stay running. Please if someone can help us out with any suggestions.
#3828 of 5143 rough idle after startup
Dec 08, 2007 (12:50 pm)
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ. When I start it up after the engine is at normal operating temperature, it idles rough for a few seconds. There is no stalling or hesitation, just the rough idle. I noticed a smell of semi-burned fuel [which means that its running rich] when this happens and the RPM goes to 1,200.It's a 4.0 POWER-TECH I6. Other than that things are fine. By the way, the engine light isn't on.
#3829 of 5143 95 water pump can not get fan bolt off
Dec 08, 2007 (4:46 pm)
Can someone give me an idea on how to get the fan bolt off? I have bought manual and it did not work. I have tried turning the bolt both ways and neither way will loosen. What should I do now?
#3830 of 5143 Seeking repair advise ASAFP
Dec 08, 2007 (7:02 pm)
We are working on the jeep tonight...replacing the freeze plug in the radiator line...how do I remove the old one to put the new one it? Email is good or IM StellaMazikyahoo same name for both the messenger or the mail...thanks!
#3831 of 5143 Re: 95 water pump can not get fan bolt off [bratbaby85]
Dec 08, 2007 (7:49 pm)
How many bolts are there? Do you want to (are you able) to do a direct chat? I will talk you through it if you like...try me at StellaMazik on yahoo messenger. If it's just rusted, spray it with WD-40 and then tap it GENTLY with a hammer to knock the internal rust loose.
#3832 of 5143 Re: 04 GC electric problem [madowner2]
Dec 09, 2007 (8:17 am)
After reading the postings, I wondered if you ever got your Jeeps electrical probs solved and what was the cause. I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and suddenly all my power windows have stopped working, my cruise control no longer engages, my interior lights have issues, and my air bag light stays on. I have only had this vehicle 3 months and all these things have happened within a week. All the fuses have been checked and are all good, but I can't figure out why this is happening. Please let me know if there is something I should check or know.