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post #1 of 12 Old 07-13-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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New Rad

Well it looks like my 2000 4.7 WJ needs a new Radiator, After driving it and its fully up to temp it starts leaking hardcore after I shut off like its relieving the pressure.

Any tips on what I'm looking at to replace it and picking up a new one?

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-13-2013, 08:58 PM
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I just went down to my local O'Reillys and picked up a Murray's radiator for $150. Installed easily and haven't had any leaks for over a month. I'm happy

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post #3 of 12 Old 07-14-2013, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Ok sweet my main concern was how tricky it is work the AC condenser on front of it.

I've replaced a Rad before on my old Dakota but it didn't have AC or anything to have to worry about getting in the way
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-14-2013, 05:52 AM
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You don't have to disconnect the AC - there is enough movement in the lines to allow you to maneuver the old rad out and put the new in.

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-14-2013, 04:37 PM
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I have a 4.0 L and grabbed a murray from OReilly's today... they suggested the universal fluid over the Zerox that Chrysler suggest.. which would you use? ... Did you take your's and get a power flush or did you flush it yourself.. if so did you use a radiator flush kit
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-14-2013, 05:01 PM
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I just used universal coolant for my 01, and while it's really easy to flush the system I didn't bother since I already replaced the rad when we bought the Jeep a little over a year ago

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post #7 of 12 Old 07-14-2013, 05:16 PM
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I just used universal coolant for my 01, and while it's really easy to flush the system I didn't bother since I already replaced the rad when we bought the Jeep a little over a year ago
Watch your temps. "universal" and Mopar HOAT (what you should be using) don't mix well.

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I watch it closely all the time now out of habit. Always stays just under the middle mark. When we bought my Jeep it had the green universal, never bothered to put hoat in it, what's the difference?

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-15-2013, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Just picked up my new Rad today, 199 bucks later :S So should be putting it in, in the next couple days. I'll try upload some pics as I go
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 06:58 AM
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Use this write up....then add your own experience to this thread.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...7l-v8-1437295/

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post #11 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 07:36 AM
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Use this write up....then add your own experience to this thread.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...7l-v8-1437295/
Listen to Double E on this one. He is the zen master of WJ cooling issues.

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post #12 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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That's an awesome right up, the only thing I don't know is how to bleed the system without the vehicle running. I've looked up bleeding coolant systems and they all say to idle the vehicle with the heat running

And his right up says not to start the vehicle until you have bled the system, have I missed something?
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