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Unread 12-15-2011, 06:24 PM   #16
matrix311
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ok so I bought a new fan clutch just a moment ago. I'm going to install it tonight and hope this does the trick. Wish me luck and cross your fingers!

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Unread 12-15-2011, 07:30 PM   #17
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the fan clutch has no effect while you are driving. if it heats up while driving and cools while sitting, your radiator is bad.

edit, not so much bad as plugged
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Unread 12-15-2011, 07:45 PM   #18
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Either way the part has been replaced. My fan clutch had oil coming out the front. If it still overheats I will replace the radiator.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 05:52 AM   #19
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Hey Matrix. Look at the Taurus fan Mod when you get a chance. Yes, the clutch for the fan is important while sitting and moving below 30Mph. That fan is the primary air mover. Keep us posted.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 04:44 PM   #20
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did you check to see if p.o. replaced the water pump with the correct one counter clockwise rotation for serpentine belt clockwise with v belt
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Unread 12-17-2011, 12:19 AM   #21
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Well I just sold my old wheels that were on the Jeep lastnight so today I bought new struts, new radiator, new water pump and new brake pads today. The old Jeep is going to be happy once i'm done putting all these new parts on her. Hopefully between a new radiator, new coolant temp sensor, new clutch fan, new water pump, new coolant and a new failsafe thermostat my Jeep will no longer overheat and run cool and efficient. I'm about half way done installing all the cooling system stuff and going to call it a night. I will be back at it bright and early tomorrow and crossing my fingers this does the trick!
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Unread 12-17-2011, 11:01 AM   #22
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You might check to see if the lower radiator hose has a spring in it to keep it from collapsing. My 4.2 has a spring but I don't know if the 2.5's would have it.
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