|02-15-2013 05:46 PM|
|loco41||Well I ordered a new thermostat and a Flowkooler Water Pump Ill let you know how that works. Thanks for the help.|
|02-15-2013 05:35 PM|
|02-15-2013 05:17 PM|
|loco41||Its overheating when its on the interstate and when I'm crawling but the outside temp is usually 100 degrees plus when this happens. Im trying to get suggestions before the blazing hot summer starts to avoid any damage to my engine. The Thermostat is operating correctly. and the system has been burped. The water pump is not leaking and the fan clutch is working properly. Someone mentioned that my higher gearing 4.56 maybe to blame, is that possible? Im running 33s|
|02-08-2013 07:05 AM|
|Atthehop||When does it overheat, sitting in traffic, on the highway, etc.....|
|02-08-2013 06:44 AM|
|ljjp10||Start your Jeep and leave cap off until you see water circulating and then put back on. You did install thermostat correctly? Just checking.|
|02-08-2013 02:20 AM|
As designed by Jeep, a properly-functioning cooling system will have no problem keeping your Wrangler at the proper operating temperature, even in an Arizona summer. If you are overheating, there is an issue which must be corrected; your solid hood is not to blame. Do not resort to any goofy ideas (like a louvered hood) in your quest to fix the problem; any such "remedies" are going to be mere band-aids that won't reveal the true problem.
Do it right: find the cause and fix it.
|02-07-2013 01:42 PM|
|Wattapunk||Running a 165 degree thermostat has no bearing on the engine running cooler on hot days if the operating eng temp is 210 degrees. Thermostat will be fully open. You need to replace it to a 195 degree t-stat, preferably with a vent hole, and try burping the system.|
|02-07-2013 01:37 PM|
Oh yeah, that too. Only use a 195 deg t-stat
|02-07-2013 01:36 PM|
|Wattapunk||Our TJ's are not made to run 165 thermostat, I would change it to 195 degree thermostat.|
|02-07-2013 01:33 PM|
|Phil.Dye||Sounds like your water pump has called it quits to me.|
|02-07-2013 01:30 PM|
Check all of your hoses and overflow cap, burp the system again.
Then check your pump.
If you're overheating in this nice weather, you probably have 0 coolant flowing through your system.
|02-07-2013 12:42 PM|
My 2002 TJ is overheating badly!!! I put in a new all aluminium radiator flushed the whole system and put in a 165 degree thermostat. I live in AZ so it gets pretty hot pretty quick in the summer. I was considering buying a new Flowkooler water pump or a hood with louvers and an electric fan, which one would be my best option? Any opinions or advice is greatly appreciated