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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Engine, SUV
#49 of 58 replaseing rad and condenser
Dec 21, 2009 (3:06 pm)
hi how does the joins come apart on the condenser pipes can any body help so i can replce the condenser and rad.thanks
#51 of 58 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited overheating
Aug 10, 2010 (9:18 am)
My car started overheating and I had someone replace the water pump, thermostat and the radiator. It is still overheating and I don't know what to do. Is it possible that the radiator needs to be bled? Can not bleeding the radiator cause the car to still be overheating? I know if I continue to drive the car when it is overheating, I can blow a head gasket or crack the head. Any suggestions? Also, I spoke to a mechanic who told me there are major problems with the 4.7 engine and that even though it isn't showing any signs, I might have already blown a gasket or cracked the head. The person who replaced the thermostat, water pump and radiator said my clutch fan was fine and didn't need to be replaced. What should I do? I don't want to damage the car more, if it is already damaged.
#52 of 58 2004 JGC overheating
Sep 15, 2010 (8:12 pm)
I really hope someone can help me. I have a long story that I will make short. I was idling in a parking lot and my JGC spiked in temperature. The "check gauges" light came on and I shut the car off and it started pouring out greenish fluid. I had the car towed to the repair shop. They installed a new thermostat and electric fan relays and sent me on my way. As I was transferring all of my gear back into my car in the parking lot of repair shop (car running with air on low), it did it again! Overheated and poured out green stuff. Repair guys came out and were quite embarrassed. They pushed my car back into the bay and got back to work on it.
Next idea was that the radiator cap was bad. Two hours later they called me and said I could come pick up my car. It must have been a bad radiator cap. Well, 3 minutes later they called back and said never mind, the car had overheated again. It didn't get to the point of pouring out the green stuff, but it was close. They told me they would call me the next day and let me know what they found.
So, today I was told that I had blown a head gasket. They say it was caused by my car overheating. How do I know that the blown head gasket was caused by me and not them??? And why wasn't that blown head gasket diagnosed earlier? Am I stuck with this huge bill or should I fight it? I feel like they should have caught it before I overheated the car again! For crying out loud, I was still in their parking lot! One last thing, my radiator was replaced 6 weeks ago and prior to that, 10 months ago! Of course,the second one was covered under a warranty!
Sorry this is so long. I appreciate any feedback or ideas. Thanks!
#54 of 58 2001 JGC 3.1 ltd Radiator / Oil Cooler
Oct 13, 2010 (5:53 am)
Hi. Can anybody advise please. Driving along, engine overheated, opened bonnet and oil all over radiator.
Dealer said oil cooler built in to main radiator, The oil cooler has burst into the water system, needs replacing and flushing out. £3,500. This is far too much money. The water header tank has a lot of oil in it. Can't see any water in the cooling system. Contacted a radiator company they want £470 for a new radiator, Can any body tell me how long it should take a garage to change the radiator and flush the system out please
#55 of 58 Re: 2000 jgc overheating [tuggajb]
Nov 12, 2011 (5:06 pm)
Holy Jesus. I am in hell. I'm right there with you. I have been through $2000 and 2 mechanics. It was overheating when I bought it. We realized the oil and water were mixing. So, we had the head resurfaced, bought the gasket kit and had it all installed. When you put water in it drains right out and runs straight into the engine -just like it was in the beginning. About to have it towed off to determine the problem, hopefully once and for all but if anyone else has an answer before I tow it off to family 200 miles away, that would be great.
Nov 12, 2011 (5:09 pm)
I have been through $2000 and 2 mechanics. It was overheating when I bought it. We realized the oil and water were mixing. So, we had the head resurfaced, bought the gasket kit and had it all installed. When you put water in it drains right out and runs straight into the engine -just like it was in the beginning. About to have it towed off to determine the problem, hopefully once and for all but if anyone else has an answer before I tow it off to family 200 miles away, that would be great.
Also, I was warned the heater core was cracked but they had disconnected it and would fix it later. Pshaw.
#57 of 58 straight wired jeep
Mar 19, 2012 (1:30 pm)
I am having problems with my 2000 jeep grand cherokee laredo.
It shakes horribly like the steering wheel wants to go off by itself but most importantly i have had an issue with it heating up for the past 2 years.
Its leaked out the antifreeze ive had the radiator replaced and alot of the insides replaced as well.
With summer coming its starting to act up again as soon as i turn it on it just kind of shakesfor a few minutes then stops
also when i turn it off and ive had the ac on it sounds weird like a loud hurricane sound.
so far ive taken it to 3 different mechanics just this month alone
but now im worried because last yr i had it straight wired and now the electrical system is whats wrong but i told the mechanics i chose to get it straight wired because of the previous problems before.
so now im not sure what to do and if its possible to get it back to the way it was before without straight wiring and what kind of mechanic am i looking for or if i need a new motor as one mechanic told me.
#58 of 58 Grand Laredo V8 overheating
May 27, 2012 (5:28 am)
01 lmtd water nt circualting tookout thermstt still have prblm chkd coolnt bleed acss point on pump no coolnt flow. heater nt wrkng a/c good. how do I check heater core cluged up. ? Pls help strapped for cash.