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post #16 of 22 Old 06-19-2013, 06:51 PM
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I can't see video from my phone but I didn't see if anyone mentioned that uvhave to use the approved hoat coolant..either from dealer or nappa. Green stuff not required just an fyi


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post #17 of 22 Old 06-19-2013, 06:57 PM
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Also proper way to fill coolant .. There is can allen plug near the upper radiation ..take it out first before you start to fill.. It allows the air out so you won't get it trapped in the system

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post #18 of 22 Old 06-20-2013, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all for the tips and answers. It turns out (for now) that the system was really low on coolant, about 1 gallon. I opened up the bleed screw and the radiator cap and filled via the bleed screw until it overflowed a little. Tightened everything up and car warmed up correctly w/ heat on full blast. Followed the rest of the filling steps and took her for a 20 minute drive last night through the neighborhoods again, only this time no overheating! For future reference I found this video on youtube that helped a lot. Any suggestions as to why the system was a gallon short? I plan on doing a full drain and refill this weekend too as that hasn't happened since I've owned the Jeep (approx 3 years).


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post #19 of 22 Old 06-20-2013, 10:23 AM
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Cpl. Things possibly... Is you pass. Side rug wet at all. Maybe a bad heater core.. If it runs fine I would not think head gasket but check your oil just in case.. If its show up milky then u have a bad gasket.. You say u don't notice any leak under jeep right?

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post #20 of 22 Old 06-20-2013, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Cpl. Things possibly... Is you pass. Side rug wet at all. Maybe a bad heater core.. If it runs fine I would not think head gasket but check your oil just in case.. If its show up milky then u have a bad gasket.. You say u don't notice any leak under jeep right?
Correct, no leak under jeep. Honestly, nobody has sat shotgun in a while, I'll check the floor. I have rubber mats in so I think I would have noticed water in the channels of the mat, but I'll be sure to check. Thanks.

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post #21 of 22 Old 06-20-2013, 05:06 PM
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You wouldn't see water. Just feel the carpet is wet, and/or smells musty. Just because it's doesn't look to be a leak somewhere, doesn't mean there isn't. Mine was seeping slowly through the draincock. Took me a while to find it as saw no signs it was leaking at all. Only way I discovered it is I was underneath looking right at it. Never would have seen otherwise. Sometimes hoses can seep as well, but only a bit here or there, leaving no real signs for you to see.

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post #22 of 22 Old 06-20-2013, 05:34 PM
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Was the overflow/reservoir tank completely empty or did it just not empty into the radiator? The reason I ask is that I have found that those hose from the tank to the radiator was kinked on mine where it mounts with the strap to the front support.

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