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Unread 12-02-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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1998 jeep cherokee cylinder head

I just got a 1998 jeep cherokee 4.0 the guy i got it from said he overheated head gasket is bad un like the newer jeeps the head is cast iron can they still warp?

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Unread 12-02-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
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For the amount of work involved, it would be best to drop the head off at a machine shop and have it checked. It can still warp no matter what it is made of, may even be cracked. If your going to be buying a head gasket set, you will also need new head bolts.
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Unread 12-02-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
It's the crank sensor!
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Yes they can still warp. I agree that the head must be tested at a machine shop before putting it back on. This is money extremely well spent!

You don't want to do this repair twice.

Good luck!
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