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Mr One Two 03-14-2011 08:03 PM

small overheating problem
 
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hey guys! been some time since ive been on here, been real busy with school. but ive been having some overheating issues with the jeep since end of summer but it is only when im doing 55+ so mainly freeway and takes about 40min for it to start acting up. if i jump off the freeway and let it cruise for like 2 minutes it goes right back to normal. has me a little confused any help would be appreciated. on a good note i just got went to hollister hills this week for some fun. got nice and muddy :thumb:

gth-wrangler97 03-14-2011 08:15 PM

your thermostat or water pump may be going bad... mine started to do the same thing and shortly after the water pump went out

TripleEight 03-15-2011 07:00 PM

Dont let it keep happening, check the thermostat and/or water pump very soon. I had a shattered piston caused by corroded water pump fins. The fins were completely corroded so no coolant could circulate, causing overheating, which expands the metal in the block, leaving no room for the piston, causing it to shatter. Same symptoms as yours. It wouldnt overheat until about an hour or some hard abuse. Check out RockAuto.com, I picked up a water pump for like $16 or something like that. Thermostats are a super cheap fix too, dont wait too long or youll be looking at a $2000 bill for a rebuild.

oIIIIIIo 03-15-2011 07:10 PM

I had the same issue. I replaced my water pump, t-stat, t-stat housing, upper radiator hose, installed deep tranny oil pan, aux tranny cooler, fan clutch, and radiator. I just want to be safe and a piece of mind when I am out in the middle of no where.

TexasT 03-15-2011 07:38 PM

ollllllo, I like your style. So many problems posted here could have been prevented with some good preventive maintenance. If it's getting hot and it's stock, change it all. It will pay you back in the long run.

oIIIIIIo 03-15-2011 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasT (Post 1119187)
ollllllo, I like your style. So many problems posted here could have been prevented with some good preventive maintenance. If it's getting hot and it's stock, change it all. It will pay you back in the long run.

Yup...very true. Spend some now then much more later. I bought the Jeep used and I don't care if the previous owner said he changed this and that. I assumed he did not change anything and take care of it asap so I can have a piece of mind. :thumb:


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