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Old 06-09-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Radiator Blew UP

Have a 2000 wrangler 4 cyl..... I was having a big problem overheating. This has been on going. Recently on Friday evening I was traveling from the Bay area to Reno and started overheating. I was not using the AC as it has been broke. It was hot out and the gauge started climbing up. I had replaced the water pump in Jan, the thermostat at the same time. So I nursed it the remainder of the trip to Reno. Saturday morning I set off to remedy my problem and ended up at Meineke for a flush and re fill. I also got a do it yourself AC kit and new Radiator cap. An hour later Im heading to Lake Tahoe and the gauge pegged to hot. Before I could pull over the radiator blew up. My question to the forum.....
Did the shop do anything wrong ? I did not witness the tech running it until the t-stat opened then re topping off the antifreeze. he instead drove it around the block and called it good.
Should they have done a pressure check as part of the service ?
I replaced the cap with a new one. Assuming the cap functioned properly why did the pressure not escape past the cap to "vent" this ?

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This is a yj forum. You should probably go to the tj forum.
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