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Unread 07-08-2011, 06:26 AM   #16
Foundrydude
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Is the truck actually overheating? Temp gauge being pegged it's supposed to be boiling over.

When engines boil over gauges will peg quickly.

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Unread 07-12-2011, 10:27 AM   #17
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You can swap the temp gauge over however i have never seen anyone selling just the gauges. You can get a whole cluster for around $25 shipped if that on ebay. They dont go for much.
What is the difficulty in replacing the whole cluster?

Also, is there a risk in continuing to drive the car with the current issue I am having? I am only driving this beast on cool days for now

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Unread 07-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #18
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cool days doesnt mean it wont over heat. The risk is you have no idea what the engine temp is and yes overheating can cause serious damage. Replacing the cluster is easy. About 12 screws and its out.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 03:58 PM   #19
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cool days doesnt mean it wont over heat. The risk is you have no idea what the engine temp is and yes overheating can cause serious damage. Replacing the cluster is easy. About 12 screws and its out.
Ok I might go visit the junk yard and find a replacement cluster.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 07:44 PM   #20
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Keep in mind mileage is stores in the cluster so if you change the cluster out it will reflect the mileage on the doner Jeep. Best thing to do to avoid issues with inspection, sale, people thinking your trying to scam them if the mileage is lower, all that crap is just swap the gauge over not the whole cluster. Save the doner cluster for the rest of the gauges. Never know what you may need in the future.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 08:24 PM   #21
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I have yet to replace the cluster. I have taken video of the car parked when the outside temperature is over 90 degrees F. I had driven over 30 miles and I let the car sit in the parking lot with the a/c . The temperature needle was halfway and it hit max within 5 minutes. Driving home the temps were down. I luckily have not had to sit in trafffic.

Here is a short clip of what happened while sitting in the parking lot.

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Unread 09-27-2011, 10:29 PM   #22
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Well I ended up selling this jeep. I did not want to keep investing money to the point it was costing more than it was worth. Plus the wife did not feel safe anymore.

Thanks for all the help.
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