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Unread 07-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Radiator question

I have an 03 Jeep Liberty Sport. Was driving it and noticed steam coming from the radiator. Had it towed to the dealer. Turned out the coolant was bone dry and I had a big crack in my radiator. $800 later it was fixed. There was an audible alarm sounding but no indication on the dash that the problem was a coolant issue. This vehicle has 128000 miles on it, and hasn't needed any major work, except replacing the head gasket seals and some sort of idle sensor. The Jeep also wasn't over heating, even when steam was starting to blow. This baffles my mind. The bad part was the dealer said they checked the head gasket and it tested ok but I may or may not have a problem down the road. Anyone else experience this?

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Unread 07-23-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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The temp sensor can not read air temps and yes you can have head and/or head gasket issues down the road.If you have the 45RFE trans(possible on the '03 KJ) with the in-radiator trans cooler you should have the trans fluid flushed also since you overheated it to.The dealership is the ebst place for that repair also since the correct fluid will be used.
'02 Liberty sitting on 35" tires,HP44,RockJock60,and AtlasII t-case
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