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Unread 05-18-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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There is no such thing as a Dead Jeep

Well the story starts off like this... I had been driving my JGC around and began noticeing a "belt squeaking noise" I wrote it off as a loose belt and continued to drive it around. One day on a trip out to syracuse it began to over heat just a little, I didnt think much of it and figured I would look into it when I got home. Well on my trip home all was going well until I got it up to 75mph on the highway, about 15 minutes after getting on the highway she started to loose power. I looked down at the tempature gauge and it was pinned at 250, well it all went down hill after that. She died right as I looked down, so I immdetily pulled it over to the right side off the road as it made that classic "dieing noise" you hear in the movies a couple of clunks and it came to a stop. Steam began pouring from underneath the hood. After it cooled down I open the hood, it wasnt a pretty site there was coolant every where, and it had pushed oil through the seals on the engine. I figured she was destined for the junk yard after this To make a long story short I got it towed home and for those of you who have already figured it out and have been saying what an idiot through this entire story, I replaced the water pump; started it back up and havent had a problem since The old water pump was messed up pretty bad, the bearing had wemt and the pumps fins had shred through the houseing causeing all the coolant to leak out


Can someone tell me why my jeep will beep, blink and throw a fit when there is no wind shield washer fluid but; when my jeep is over heating and the coolant is turning into steam I dont even get a warning light?

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Unread 05-19-2006, 07:57 AM   #2
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no the morel of the story is when you start to hear noises, get them fixed so you do not need to be towed
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Unread 05-19-2006, 08:59 AM   #3
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and pay attention to your gauges. The beeps, blinks, and buzzers are called idiot lights. Thats because it takes an idiot not to realize "oh, well, look at the jimmy the engine turned off after that little yeller gas pump came off and the other needle thing there pointed to the big E. Lets see if she needs some gas."

Now I know your not an idiot...you do drive a jeep, so that gives ya some points. Like said above, find and fix noises and pay attention to your rig...they're kinda like women; they throw out little hints you just have to be observant enough to pick up on what they're saying. Think of your breakdown as your GF/wife throwing a huge hissy fit!
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when my jeep is over heating and the coolant is turning into steam I dont even get a warning light?
That's what that gauge was doing. Never drive a vehicle when it says it is overheating.
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when my jeep is over heating and the coolant is turning into steam I dont even get a warning light?


that is what the temp gage is for
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Unread 05-20-2006, 02:26 PM   #6
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no the morel of the story is when you start to hear noises, get them fixed so you do not need to be towed
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Unread 05-21-2006, 11:25 AM   #7
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on my ZJ, the temp got up that high because the rad was covered it what was mud but not dirt. I heard a beep that said check guages I look down, holy crap 260. I pull over pop the hood and start pouring cold water on the rad trying to cool it down. only real problem I had to drive another 80 miles home, I stoped at 4 different pressure wash stations to try and cool the motor down again. I would basically turn the dirt back into mud drive, mud would go back into dirt and I would start all over again
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