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Unread 06-29-2011, 10:06 AM   #16
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There just arent that many components in the cooling system, if you think about it. Sit down and run them through your mind, one at a time. Then go for the most logical one.....then the next, etc. Belt slipping. ( the alternator would not be charging well, if that were the case), thermostat..( or not)....clogged radiator...( possibly, so to eliminate it, try flushing it again), temp sensor...( cheap fix)...waterpump...( PITA to swap, but not expensive). I've had to swap each one of those components over the years at one time or another on mine. Good luck !

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Unread 06-30-2011, 11:51 AM   #17
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jack up the front of the jeep as high as you can. pull the rad cap (cool of course) and burp the system again. you have an air pocket somewhere. Same thing happened to my jeep when there was air in the system. Sometimes it will not work itself out. Try that, run it for a bit (ie 15 or 20), pump the hoses to try and help it. but jacking the front end up will help. Write back when you fix it.
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Unread 07-01-2011, 01:59 AM   #18
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when i swapped in my 4.0 i put on a new water pump, 185 thermostat, and radiator and in 90 deg weather i never see the temp go over 190. and i drive my jeep pretty hard. its a 5spd with 33in mud tires and 4:10 gears. i would say your water pump is not moving enough coolant. again just my opinion
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Unread 05-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #19
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Up date on overheating

Just a follow up on the overheating problem. Those who said it was the radiator were absolutely correct. I put an oem radiator in my 2004 tj from Radiator. com and had it installed locally with a lifetime warranty{the jeeps life not mine}and is working like a new one. So any bad overheating or heat soak going on change the radiator if everything else is fairly new.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #20
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hot stick shift

i recently got an manual 05 jeep wrangler and i live in houston texas. iv noticed that after a couple minutes of driving the area around the base of the stick shift and sometimes even the stick shift is hot i dont know if that means something is wrong or if i need to put vents sommewhere i dont know much about jeeps yet and i was wondering for some info about if this is a common event please help thanks!
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