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post #1 of 8 Old 12-12-2013, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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1988 jeep wrangler no heat

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I just noticed this morning that my jeep wasn't getting up to normal temp and the heat was blowing cold air. It usually only takes around 5-10 min to warm up but the whole ride to work it stayed cold and the temp gauge did not move (40min ride to work). I checked the antifreeze and it was full in the radiator and im not really sure where to go from there. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-12-2013, 01:35 PM
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If burping the system doesn't work, put a new thermostat in it

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-12-2013, 01:58 PM
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I would guess the thermostat went bad.

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-12-2013, 02:15 PM
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Sounds like a Thermostat to me

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-12-2013, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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I burped the system and squeezed the hose coming off the top of the radiator a few times and it heated up like normal but when I stopped and turned it off for a few minutes it stopped working agian. Could the thermostat start working again and just stop? I'm going to pick one up tomorrow anyway to see if it helps.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-12-2013, 06:31 PM
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I had the same issue about a year ago and it turned out to be a thermostat. Other possibilities could be blockage in your heater core or vent control issues.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-12-2013, 06:32 PM
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I burped the system and squeezed the hose coming off the top of the radiator a few times and it heated up like normal but when I stopped and turned it off for a few minutes it stopped working agian. Could the thermostat start working again and just stop? I'm going to pick one up tomorrow anyway to see if it helps.
They can get stuck. And for $4.00 its an easy and cheap thing to replace.

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post #8 of 8 Old 12-13-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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New thermostat did the trick. Thanks for the help
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