Radiator Help Needed - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-11-2007, 09:18 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 16
Radiator Help Needed

Hi guys, new here...drinks all around!!

I have a bad radiator in my 98 TJ. The top is cracked all the way across. i cannot seem to locate a used radiator and cannot spend the 2oo.oo on a new one right before christmas....Is there a similar radiator that can be pressed into service for this Jeep? It seeme to me that if I could find one with the same volume and same general dimensions, then I should be able make the conversion.....

pairomedicsfish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Rawkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: fullerton/big bear
Posts: 2,061
Send a message via AIM to Rawkon Send a message via MSN to Rawkon
go to a junk yard. new ones cost about 200 and plastic ones cant be repaired.

Rawkon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 10:09 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 16
NO used Wrangler radiators are found anywher in the central Florida area....need an alternative....
pairomedicsfish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 10:10 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
whiteyj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 4,856
ebay!
__________________
Fallen Angel...Former MOD
whiteyj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 10:15 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
cherokee980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tomball Texas
Posts: 2,817
Will a YJ radiator bolt up?
__________________
my luck is so bad, It could be raining tits and I would get hit in the head with a dick!
cherokee980 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 10:19 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
sgnellett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Under a sheet of ice, you know, from Global Warming!
Posts: 2,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by cherokee980 View Post
Will a YJ radiator bolt up?
I'd be more inclined to try a Cherokee radiator first..
__________________
SGNellett, 02 TJ "LUCY" 3" BDS w/ quick disco's, 33x12.5x15's on Chrome Steel Tailgunners, K&N CAI, Tomkens front & rear w/ swing away tire carrier

Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
And the most important safety, I never put my booger hook on the bang switch unless I'm ready to fire.
sgnellett is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 11:17 AM   #7
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,294
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
go to radiatorbarn.com they have a two row that is all metal never have to worry about the plastic breaking. 2row is like 150 new and a 3row is 200


i do beleave there company is in florida also. im in kansas and it only took to day to get to my door step.



distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 11:17 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
crj101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Scottsville, Kentucky
Posts: 179
I feel your pain dude, I just forked out $325.00 for a Transfer Case for my 97.
Some of the bigger junkyards are able to get stuff from others from across the state or even from other states.
crj101 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 11:29 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
foxinthemudd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: oregon
Posts: 2,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
go to radiatorbarn.com they have a two row that is all metal never have to worry about the plastic breaking. 2row is like 150 new and a 3row is 200


i do beleave there company is in florida also. im in kansas and it only took to day to get to my door step.



Hey man welcome. X2 on the radiator barn, I got mine from there and love it plus the price you can't beat. shipping got it to me in less than a week!
__________________
Keepin the peace.

The difference between sport and combat is that in combat you bury the one who comes in second.

THANK YOU VETS!
foxinthemudd is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-12-2007, 05:17 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 16
Thanks for the help guys. I have feeling I will be here quite a bit. I was in luck yesterday. There is a guy on another forum (fishing related) that has a small shop. He is getting me a radiator for 110.00 .....

BTW.....the plastic topped radiators can be fixxed, at least tempoarily. I will try to pots pics and method today....
pairomedicsfish is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-12-2007, 06:08 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
Fondo23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Colchester, CT
Posts: 88
Send a message via AIM to Fondo23
I just dropped a new radiator into my 98 TJ this past sunday.. It's a relatively easy process, just be aware of your connections at the bottom.. The new radiator I got had the normal connections for the transmission and such.. HOWEVER, The connectors were barbed and stuck out 1/2 an inch like they were connecting to some rubber heat tubing.. Unfortunately, the connections from the rig needed to be screwed in.. luckily my gf's father had some connections in his stash that fit.. Saved my butt big time!

Good Luck and Welcome!
__________________
http://webpages.marshall.edu/~meadow27/rules.html

98 Sahara
Under Construction....
Fondo23 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-12-2007, 08:55 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
98TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vestal
Posts: 127
Change your thermostat while you are changing your radiator. Go for the higher temp one(190*). They are about $12 at a local parts store and it will save you a lot of money in the future if you still have the original thermo. I went through 2 radiators before I realized it was the thermo causing my problems. They get stuck closed and build pressure, rot out the top seal on the radiator and then bam blown radiator. what you described sounds exactly what happened to me. Just my $.02
98TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-12-2007, 09:58 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
sgnellett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Under a sheet of ice, you know, from Global Warming!
Posts: 2,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98TJ View Post
Change your thermostat while you are changing your radiator. Go for the higher temp one(190*). They are about $12 at a local parts store and it will save you a lot of money in the future if you still have the original thermo. I went through 2 radiators before I realized it was the thermo causing my problems. They get stuck closed and build pressure, rot out the top seal on the radiator and then bam blown radiator. what you described sounds exactly what happened to me. Just my $.02
Good advice!

__________________
SGNellett, 02 TJ "LUCY" 3" BDS w/ quick disco's, 33x12.5x15's on Chrome Steel Tailgunners, K&N CAI, Tomkens front & rear w/ swing away tire carrier

Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
And the most important safety, I never put my booger hook on the bang switch unless I'm ready to fire.
sgnellett is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2nd TJ - 2nd one that needed shift bushings JK Rouge TJ General Discussion Forum 6 06-22-2008 06:05 PM
Jeep finally needed some work. Rawkon TJ General Discussion Forum 9 01-19-2008 12:26 AM
What Vacuum Lines are needed sota_yj YJ Tech Forum 1 10-13-2007 01:09 PM
Clutch? Transmission? Some advice needed ryobi YJ Tech Forum 4 10-10-2007 09:33 AM
Advice needed: best Wrangler for newbie? greyhound788 General Jeep Discussion 9 03-07-2007 09:21 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC