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Old 11-13-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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I don't know???

So I was driving down the road and my engine light came on. Then the throttle control light came on and the thermostat quit working. Drive fine on the way home. Took cables off battery and the lights went off. Replaced the water pump last week and drove fine. Tonight after I took the cables off I noticed the reservoir was empty. I added antifreeze. I turned it on and it's not pulling fluid into the radiator from the reservoir .... It's running hot now. Any suggestions? I noticed last week the a/c took a few minutes to fully engage which was weird. 2008 jeep wrangler "renegade" decal. V6 4 door 2wd... Thanks

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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I took the thermostat out and replaced it. Still overheating to some degree. I replaced the water pump again. All still the same. I took the guts out of the thermostat and placed it back in and water is flowing in the radiator and not running hot. I don't know where to go from here. Obviously the new thermostat ( did I say I tried two thermostats today) and new water pump and still no results. Think something may be clogged somewhere? When the thermostat is in water will not move in the radiator. When I have just the thermostat with seal and no guts it flows perfectly. HELP!! Thanks

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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Not to be jerk but are you possibly putting the thermostat in backwards? That could cause it to bind and not open.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #4
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I put it in the same way I took it out. Not an expert by no means. But I don't know what else to do but take it to the dealer. The water circulates when I put a thermostat with no guts in there and when I put the brand new thermostat in it will not circulate
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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Whitch way are you putting the thermostat in?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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Spring facing down towards the motor.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #7
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It was a sensor
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:39 AM   #8
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Glad you figured it out.

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