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post #1 of 6 Old 07-18-2009, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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just finished major cooling system overhaul, still overheating...

i just finished replacing a block plug, water pump and various hoses on my 95 4-banger. everything works superbly but its still overheating. is this an issue with the thermostat? a deeper problem? i've taken it on a few shake down runs and it overheats after 25 minutes. if i turn the heater on full blast, the warning light goes off.

thanks in advance for your help!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-18-2009, 01:44 PM
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if you changed the waterpump you should have gone ahead with the themostat. I would also check the fan clutch. If those dont do the trick then the radiator.

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I would change the t-stat and radiator cap also. Did you flush the system well? You could have a blockage somewhere. And like stated above if the fan clutch hasn't been changed in a while I would change it also. Is it overheating at idle, or going down the road, or at all times?

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i just finished replacing a block plug, water pump and various hoses on my 95 4-banger. everything works superbly but its still overheating. is this an issue with the thermostat? a deeper problem? i've taken it on a few shake down runs and it overheats after 25 minutes. if i turn the heater on full blast, the warning light goes off.

thanks in advance for your help!
Major overhaul??

Water pump and some hoses?


Major overhaul:

Flush radiator, heater core, clean out overflow.
T-stat
Water pump
Fan clutch
All Hoses
Heater Valve - replace or omit
Belt

Check e-fan, and a cap.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-18-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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I would change the t-stat and radiator cap also. Did you flush the system well? You could have a blockage somewhere. And like stated above if the fan clutch hasn't been changed in a while I would change it also. Is it overheating at idle, or going down the road, or at all times?
i've noticed it at all times, going down the road and at idle sitting at a light. i guess the t-stat will be the next thing to change. thanks all for your responses!
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That is what I would do, and I would flush the system very well while it is out.

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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
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