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Old 04-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Thumbs down jku overheating and belt knocked off tire....

Well, The Gimpster is at the service department due to overheating issues, anyone else experience this? She started overheating a bit last week and I thought all was good till today. She dropped to 40mph and bam here came the light, I cried a little. Also, the belt on my driverside front tire was apparently knocked out of wack and the tire isnt wearing properly MTRS Goodyear. Comments questions wtf moments...

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Well, The Gimpster is at the service department due to overheating issues, anyone else experience this? She started overheating a bit last week and I thought all was good till today. She dropped to 40mph and bam here came the light, I cried a little. Also, the belt on my driverside front tire was apparently knocked out of wack and the tire isnt wearing properly MTRS Goodyear. Comments questions wtf moments...
Aww man sorry to hear that never heard of either of those issues

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What do u mean by the belt was knocked out of wack on the drivers side tire. What year is your Jeep?
I probably don't have an answer but you peaked my curiosity.
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I'm curious also. Once I had a blinker go out and all 4 tires just exploded.
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I'm curious also. Once I had a blinker go out and all 4 tires just exploded.
I hate when that happens.
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Maybe he means a ply separated in the tread and he has a goose egg.

Sorry to hear about your issues.
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Maybe he means a ply separated in the tread and he has a goose egg.

Sorry to hear about your issues.
Thinking the same.
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Yes apparently a ply became separated, is that normal and if so is that a warranty issue.

The overheating has happened 3 times the last week temperature light goes on and tye speed goes down and holds around 40 then I turned the heat on dropped the windows and after a few minutes light went off and temperature was even. I checked all hoses and connections no leaks anywhere. Was thinking maybe the coolant fan but it seems to be running. Jeep is clean minus the normal dirt in bumper and stuff. Any more details let me know.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:31 PM   #10
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She is a 2013 with 3k miles
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That new take it to Jeep. Overheaing could be any number of things honestly and too hard to figire out over the net. I don't think there is any issue with Pentastars overheating.

As far as the tire, put your spare on don't drive on it. They will likely claim it was damaged somehow and not cover it that's the general case with tires.
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Seems like it would be covered under a Goodyear warranty through Chrysler.
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Seems like it would be covered under a Goodyear warranty through Chrysler.
Its easier to get out of the mafia or a gym membership then it is to get a tire warrantied especially a blister. They always claim impact damage. Its definately worth a try though for sure. Usually the only sure fire warranty issue is a balance problem.
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Roger that jk and she is currently sitting at the dealership.
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Its easier to get out of the mafia or a gym membership then it is to get a tire warrantied especially a blister. They always claim impact damage. Its definately worth a try though for sure. Usually the only sure fire warranty issue is a balance problem.
That's what happened to me, dealer said my warrenty was with Goodyear and Goodyear said it wasen't a manuf defect so no warrenty what-so-ever. This was a brand new 0 miles tire.
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Dune, that's awesome.....

Well talked to the dealership and "apparently" had mud in the radiator so we are looking at a 700 dollar doctors visit.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #17
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power washer and or a hose before paying a dealer ship 700 bucks to basically wash your radiator.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #18
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Khende, they are replacing some seals and blah blah blah..
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #19
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A radiator is easy to change. You can get one for 250....

But mud IN? Or ON? If the muds just in the fins.....easy easy easy fix.

And if its in the radiator itself, how the hell did that happen??

Is the tire just a blister? It might not be a big deal as long as the tread depth is alright and theres no belts hanging out. its air that has leaked in between two plies of the tire. sometimes they go away on their own. id personally replace it though. but im sure itd be fine as a spare. but those blisters are ugly...
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Not only are they ugly but they are also a pain in the steering wheel, so we wheel see... haha, I said wheel..
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OK, I had the same problem with my YJ and I was able to clean the radiatior with my power washer and a hose. The benefits of an old Jeep.
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Hende, I used to run my yj and tj thru a car wash with zero issues. I was weary of buying my second JKU because of all the electronics. She's safely asleep in her bed so life is good. What I've come to realize is that maybe JKUs are best suited for MALL CRAWLING. ..
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Jks have the underhood electronics water resistant enough to cross water up to the top of the breather box. Infact, every car does. What happens when you drive through a big puddle? If its anything more than a belt slipping for a few seconds, you have maintenance problems.

I have power washed the engine GENTLY on my jk with no problem. I avoided the intake of course.. The dealer was supposed to detail it but they are no longer allowed to come within ten feet of my jeep.
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Hende, I used to run my yj and tj thru a car wash with zero issues. I was weary of buying my second JKU because of all the electronics. She's safely asleep in her bed so life is good. What I've come to realize is that maybe JKUs are best suited for MALL CRAWLING. ..
That is why I also have a Liberty. OK for light trail work and snow but that is about it. The electronics do cause issues. I just had one of the cylinder coils replaced.
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That is why I also have a Liberty. OK for light trail work and snow but that is about it. The electronics do cause issues. I just had one of the cylinder coils replaced.
You would think a coil would be more bulletproof than that. Probably was supposed to be
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Well after 3 trips to the dealership she seems to be back to normal, we are wheeling over the long weekend. I will update everyone on Tuesday. On this weekend thank a Vet and pray for a soldier...
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power washer and or a hose before paying a dealer ship 700 bucks to basically wash your radiator.
Noooo... don't use a pressure washer on a rad... You'll bend all the fins and then you'll be buying a whole new rad. Low pressure is fine... garden hose
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Dont wash the radiator until after blowing it out with air.

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