Hello all My name is Christian and I'm a complete newb when it comes to the wonderful world of jeeps. I moved from NYC to Virginia Beach a few years ago, and noticed that half the folks down here drive Wranglers . After a 20 minute ride in my buddys Wrangler(top and doors off), I found myself hooked and just had to get my own. So here it is, it's a 99 sport I6. Love everything about it, except that I can't get any heat. Seems like a common problem after doing a search on here. The only thing that I can't find is what would be the problem if both hoses connected to the heater core don't get hot, or even warm. A litle insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all. By the way, almost everybody does the wave down here.
X2 with Barrie. Change the thermostat, besides after buying a used jeep just like I did. It's always great to go through all your fluids. Diffs, T-case, oil, coolant, trans fluid. Plugs, wires well you know.... Maintenance is 50% of all problems...
I'll change the thermostat tomorrow. I took it to a mechanic that my neighbor knows, and he told me that it was the water pump. He wanted $330 for the job to replace it. I figured I'd try the simple stuff first. I appreciate all your help everybody.
Welcome to the forum.
If its the water pump you stand a chance of overheating the engine and damaging the head. It may not show that its running hot on the gauge if there is no coolant circulating. Also the coolant level may be too low. If you start it up and the top radiator hose gradually warms up it may be the thermostat is missing or stuck open.
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