I'm having A LOT of radiator troubles lately. I have a 1998 Wrangler Sport. Its an automatic & has the 4.0L I6. I found antifreeze on the underside of my hood this morning. This is my 4th radiator. I have a new belt, new harmonic balancer, new radiator cap (a fancy one too), a brand new head gasket, and a new thermostat; which i got ALL of that not even a month ago. So i don't think there should be anything wrong with it, but radiator fluid is coming from somewhere.
I just dropped it off at the shop again today.
I've been having coolant system issues (i.e. busted radiator, faulty cap, busted head gasket) like this for the past 3 or 4 months. I'm getting tired of forking out money on it & it not being fixed all of the way.
Anyone have any guesses on what in the heck is wrong with my Jeep?
You replaced the head gasket because of a leaky radiator? How bad did you overheat your jeep?
I replaced it because my head gasket busted, because of my Jeep being 16 years old, or because my thermostat was stuck & it made it over heat. But the thermostat is brand new now since it got replaced when i got my new head gasket.
I just got my Jeep back from the mechanic. He said they did a pressure test & saw that my hose clamps were broken, so they replaced my pipes & my hose clamps.
I'm sure hoping this is the last time i have to take my jeep to the shop for radiator & coolant trouble.
If you let engine overheat enough to damage a head gasket you may have other very serious issues with the engine Good Luck
That is true. I will say though, when i gave my Jeep to my mechanic, he sent it off to a machine shop to replace the head gasket & evaluate the engine for more damage (like a cracked or warped head, & such things), but the only thing they found what was wrong with it was a blown head gasket & nothing else. All though, that head gasket costed me several radiators, a thermostat & other things, but i believe we have fixed everything (hopefully).
My radiator busted again. A substantial & steady amount of fluid is leaking out.
I cranked it up, & noticed it was squeaking so i pulled over & checked underneath it & it was leaking out. So i drove home (which wasn't far; probably around 200 yards away) & its now parked in my drive way. I was planning a week of no top & no doors since there is a 0% chance of rain until Friday here!