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Old 08-25-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler and i found out my water is burning up, it's not hittting the ground just burning up slowly as I drive it. can anyone tell me whats wrong with it?

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Water you mean radiator fluid? Have you found the leak?

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Old 08-25-2009, 04:28 PM   #3
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How often and how much to you lose? Could be a real slow leak from the resevior like my truck had.. I never saw it leak out but it did and that was where.
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as My stepdad put it it's the water thats burning, thats all i know, I'm not too well known with my Jeep yet. >.< nope haven't found it, we poured water in where the water goes and we didn't see any leak's. the jeep man said it was the gauges. and it would cost around $4 to $500 dollars to fix.
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Small pin holes it will be a little stream of steam
very hard to see
just keep it filled to see how much, in how long ,you are losing
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How often and how much to you lose? Could be a real slow leak from the resevior like my truck had.. I never saw it leak out but it did and that was where.
I don't know how much water the jeep losses it seems a slow one. it maybe that the resevior.I hope so.
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I would add some coolant to it too just not always water.
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Small pin holes it will be a little stream of steam
very hard to see
just keep it filled to see how much, in how long ,you are losing
new radiator
Thank you I'll ask the jeep man to check the Radiator first before ripping apart.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:00 PM   #9
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It sounds like you may have a blown head gasket if you're losing coolant but it's not leaking out onto the ground. If that's the case, the water is leaking via the bad head gasket into the combustion chambers and getting out via the exhaust system.

A radiator shop can test your coolant with a "sniffer" that can detect combustion gasses in your coolant to confirm whether or not there is a blown head gasket.
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Agreed. Whatever you do, don't just replace the radiator. That's expensive and it could be a thousand other things. I've fixed a few different coolant leaks and still have the stock radiator. I had a dealer tell me 4 years ago that I needed a new radiator - what a moron.
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water

I agree with Jerry on the head gasket-let it sit and cool down and then start it up and walk back and smell the exaust-if it smells sweet then it probly is head gasket-leak probly never show as exaust burns it when you drive it.
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I agree with Jerry on the head gasket-let it sit and cool down and then start it up and walk back and smell the exaust-if it smells sweet then it probly is head gasket-leak probly never show as exaust burns it when you drive it.
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It sounds like you may have a blown head gasket if you're losing coolant but it's not leaking out onto the ground. If that's the case, the water is leaking via the bad head gasket into the combustion chambers and getting out via the exhaust system.

A radiator shop can test your coolant with a "sniffer" that can detect combustion gasses in your coolant to confirm whether or not there is a blown head gasket.
Thank you, I checked it out when it was cooled down and found out it was doing like you said, rats it's going to cost, but oh well, I guess it's worth it.

thanks again guys for the help ^^
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well if you ask around were you live there might be some jeepers willing to help fix it with ya for pizza and beverage of choice.

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