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post #1 of 10 Old 05-04-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Overheated Cherokee Emergency

Hi, I have a 99 Cherokee. This morning while driving, the temp suddenly went all the way to the right, so I immediately pulled over and shut it down. I opened the hood and there's coolant everywhere. The only thing that immediately appears wrong is that one of the hoses appears to have a section that looks like it's either disconnected or somehow has lost part of itself. Can anyone clue me in as to what this part is (attached a couple of pics)? Can I simply replace this whole section of hose without that? If so, what is the spec/part number of this hose?

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-04-2013, 11:54 AM
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That is a coolant flush fitting. You can get a splice for the hose or just buy a new heater hose to fix it. The hose is 5/8 id.

It will look similar to these...

http://www.truckerac.com/heater-hose...quot-ho58.html

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-04-2013, 12:55 PM
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It might be easier to find a Prestone Flush Fill kit at the auto parts store or WalMart type store, and install a new T fitting in the hose.

The heater hose is a Chrysler/JEEP/Mopar part and has the JEEP part number printed right on it.

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-04-2013, 01:17 PM
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This might be the easiest XJ overheating problem to solve ever posted. Congratulations !!!

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-04-2013, 03:13 PM
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.....or 1 of these from just about any auto parts/hardware store. 5/8" X 5/8" hose barb.

http://www.caphardwaresupply.com/hos...hose-connector

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Thanks all, the hose is now replaced, coolant put in, looks like no damage was done. Seems like I shut it down before anything really bad happened!
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-04-2013, 04:39 PM
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Very cool! My wife woulda drove it 'till it stopped then told me about it

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-04-2013, 09:35 PM
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^^^^I have a wife like that
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-04-2013, 09:51 PM
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Since the failed fitting is right above the dist-cap, I'd probably recommend pulling that if you haven't done so already to make sure that no coolant got inside.
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-09-2013, 03:00 AM
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I hate those flush things I would remove it completely. X3 on the wife...
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