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Old 12-02-2011, 07:54 AM   #1
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2000 TJ Heater Core Question

I have a 2000 TJ 4.0 and I've been reading a lot here about replacing the heater core. The price of an OEM is more than I can spend. I found one on craigslist for a 2000 Cherokee. I emailed the seller and he said it's OEM, but the add states that the asking price ($45) is half the cost of one new, which would put it in line with the price of an aftermarket one. The add has a picture, which I compared to a picture of an OEM core I found on this forum, and it looks OEM. So, here's my questions; Will a heater core from a 2000 Cherokee fit in my TJ? Also, take a look at this add and picture, it looks like an OEM core to me, what do you think?

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Old 12-02-2011, 09:21 AM   #2
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Why are you wanting to replace it? Is it leaking? Not heating? My core was not heating so I flushed the radiator and core with radiator flush, problem solved. If the core is stopped up I would try to unstop
It. You could afford to spend a little extra time trying to unstop it because a core replacement is a big job. You could get a long piece of 1/4" plastic tubing, which is flexible, and gently push it through the core to try to unstop it. I hope you are successful in solving your problem.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #3
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New one from Rock Auto is $45 shipped...otherwise, yes, they are the same as the Cherokee.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:16 AM   #4
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Rad - It's leaking.

Do you think the one in the add is an OEM?
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