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post #1 of 11 Old 12-26-2009, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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No heat after head gasket change

I have a 2000 4.0 and i just changed the head gasket now there's no heat and a viberation at idle but only until i put in gear and drive it, after that it goes away when its back in park or nutural. Its got me pretty stumped so any help will be appreciated, thanks.

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-26-2009, 09:17 PM
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did you burp the cooling system and top it off?

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post #3 of 11 Old 12-26-2009, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, i forgot all about that. im still new to the jeep world so please excuse the dumb question, but any ideas about the weird vibration???
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-27-2009, 07:57 PM
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Yep, bleed the air out as far as the heat goes. The vibration however; only a few suggestions. Exhaust leak can cause a vibration but will still have power. If antifreeze got into a cylinder during the job it may have fouled a plug when you started it. This would cause major vibration that would lessen as RPM's go up. Serpentine belt centered on all pulleys? Good luck.

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post #5 of 11 Old 12-28-2009, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks alot i finialy got the heat fixedand is good to go , im going to try new spark plugs in a few but it has those E3 plugs in it right now should i go back to just normal plugs???
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-28-2009, 09:24 AM
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I use the stock Champions. They have worked great for me but I don't know anything about the E3's.

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I believe I read somewhere that those E3's burn way to hot for either the 4.0 and 5.2. I may be wrong on that. But the stock plugs always worked great in these rigs.

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post #8 of 11 Old 12-28-2009, 05:35 PM
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i wouldnt put anything but champions in it, there cheap an work great
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post #9 of 11 Old 01-01-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of your input!! I figured everything out and she's runnin great. Thanks again
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-01-2010, 11:25 AM
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burp the air out of the cooling system and find out where the exhaust is touching the chassis or body, crossmember ect
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-18-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of your help. i changed back to champion plugs and it actually runs alot better. Thanks again
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