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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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overheading issue.

hello jeepers. so i got a 1994 grand cherokee with a 5.2 v8 4x4.. anyways my dad was driving it home and it just started over heating. theres water in the radiator and the reservoir.. it went all the way hot. theres no smoke/steam coming out.

anyideas on what it could be i thought maybe the fan clutch but no idea. any help would be nice

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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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hello jeepers. so i got a 1994 grand cherokee with a 5.2 v8 4x4.. anyways my dad was driving it home and it just started over heating. theres water in the radiator and the reservoir.. it went all the way hot. theres no smoke/steam coming out.

anyideas on what it could be i thought maybe the fan clutch but no idea. any help would be nice
Water or coolent? Of just water put coolent in asap also does the temp spike up then slowly go back down? Also what temp is it getting to
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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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Idk whether its water ir coolant. Im gonna out some in tho. And it just spiked up hit to 260 and stayed constant it didnt cool down till it was tunred off
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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:42 PM   #4
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And found out the fan is working so I don't think it's that. . Unless ut just felt like overheating
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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:48 PM   #5
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I have the same thing happen to me. I would recommend replacing the fan clutch. it helped greatly on mine even tho the old one seemed to be working. I got mine from orielly auto. put in a new thermostat 195 degree is the factory temp. while you have the fan out I would also pick up some ac condenser cleaner from home depot and spray it all over the front and rear of the radiator and condenser and wash it off after about 15 min of soaking also helped. make shure your coolant water mix is right about 75-80percent coolant the rest water. also don't run the ac for long periods of time. the temp sensor for the temp gauge could be telling the wrong temp. it is in the front center of the intake manifold to the right of the t-stat housing and the left of the ac compressor. it ikind under the compressor a little bit it has two wires going to it and it is kind small and bit** to get at without unbolting the ac compressor and moving just a tad with out putting to much stress on the ac lines.

just some things to check and what worked for me.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:57 PM   #6
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Alright thanks man
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Unread 07-10-2013, 12:10 AM   #7
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Grab your fan and pull in towards and away from you if there is any play remove the water pump and replace it
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