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Unread 04-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Well I finally figured out what was causing the steam from my engine bay.....no bueño. Looks like a new radiator will be in my very near future. How hard are these bad boys to replace on a 4.0?

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Unread 04-22-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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http://www.thepartsbin.com/catalog/?...294962953+9235 $83 plus shipping

Im not sure how hard it is to replace though...
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Unread 04-22-2013, 01:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for link. I was looking at that brand, but thats the cheapest so far. I don't want to go too cheap cause I believe you get what you pay for, yet I also don't want to pay its weight in gold. radiatorbarn.com also had a fairly cheap radiator.
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K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)
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Unread 04-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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SPI (spectrum premium) seems to have a good rep. No idea on how hard it is on the 4.0, but it shouldn't be too bad. I did my 4.7 w/hydraulic fan in about 5 hrs, yours should be easier as the hydraulic fan is a PITA.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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I ended up ordering a crown from the grand cherokee god (kolak)
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2" BDS coils & Bilstein 5100's | Addco rear swaybar with energy bushings |
K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)
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Unread 04-23-2013, 05:47 AM   #6
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It took me 4-5 hours. It was the worst thing I've done in a while. Good luck and hopefully the one you buy doesn't come with a hole in it. :badluck: with hydraulic fan on the 4.0
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #7
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I would be beyond pissed if it comes with a hole haha. On a level of 1(oil change to 10(4bt swap) where would you rate this?
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2" BDS coils & Bilstein 5100's | Addco rear swaybar with energy bushings |
K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:04 AM   #8
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Id give it like a 4 or 5. Its not really difficult just very time consuming and is just a dumb design
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #9
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sounds like I have a very fun weekend ahead of me
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K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:24 AM   #10
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Here's my thread that shows how to remove the radiator on the 4.0 (along with other, more in-depth stuff): 2004 4.0 I6 Jeep Grand Cherokee Camshaft, Timing Set, and Lifter Replacement

Here's mailforjon's radiator replacement write up: WJ Radiator Replacement Write-Up w/ Pics

Between those two, you should be golden.

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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:34 AM   #11
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How many miles? While you have everything apart, this is a perfect time to replace the water pump if it's old.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:37 AM   #12
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Also replace the fan relay behind the headlights
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Unread 04-23-2013, 08:22 AM   #13
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well I have a '04 so my fuse is in the fuse box so thats not as much of a pain as the earlier wjs
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2" BDS coils & Bilstein 5100's | Addco rear swaybar with energy bushings |
K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)
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Unread 04-23-2013, 08:24 AM   #14
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Oh didn't realize they moved the fan relay. Well lucky you haha
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Unread 04-23-2013, 01:08 PM   #15
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How many miles? While you have everything apart, this is a perfect time to replace the water pump if it's old.
Only 108k I was thinking of doing the water pump but I don't think I really need too
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2" BDS coils & Bilstein 5100's | Addco rear swaybar with energy bushings |
K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)
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