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Part for heater control valve???

Hi, my brother says I need a new heater control valve type thing. He's not sure of the name of it, but periodically the engine on my 95 Cherokee overheats. It is leaking out of something that is located near the middle part of the engine, not where the radiator is. Would you have any idea of what exactly the name is? We don't have the owner's manual, and I haven't been able to find what he is talking about. It looks like there are a few different smaller hoses coming from them.

Thanks!!!

DJ

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  • djmonty Sep 11, 2008

    Sorry for the vagueness. It's a 1995 Jeep Cherokee. It has 4 hoses attached to it, and the actual part that the hoses are connected to leaks. Where it is attached to the top is where it seems to leak the most, but I cannot tell if it is leaking in other areas of the part or not. He said he thinks it's a heater hose control valve (as you suggested) but isn't sure and thinks it's a part that has to come from a dealership, says they don't carry them at the auto parts store. I took the Jeep to Auto Zone and showed the guy where it was leaking, he said he had no idea what it was called. Hope that clarifies things.


    DJ

  • djmonty Sep 13, 2008

    Went to the dealer today, it is called a water valve. It's an all plastic part and there are 4 different hoses that attach to it. (Just in case anyone else ever needs to know what it's called.) Also, it is indeed a dealer item only.



    Thank you again for your help!

  • edcurtis52 May 11, 2010

    where do hoses connect to heater control valve /what order

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Talk about vague, well sounds like the heater control valve, should have a hose in and out and a small hose to the top.

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You need this, available at autozone PN: 5941. It is indeed the heater control valve, I bought one for my '93, should be same for your '95.

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It is most likely a dealer item only, go to the dealer, they will help you ID and get the right part.

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