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Overheating and now engine 'clicking noises.

My 1995 cherokee 4.0, auto trans. has had a history of going about 125 miles and overheating. no visible leaks detected. no oil in water. no smoke or steam. has now developed loud 'clicking' noise when running cold or hot. i'm bewildered. please help me. thanks. jim

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Hello,

If you have a loud noise and you are overheating could be the water pump.
Also, make sure to check the PH. You can get a PH tester at Walmart $4.
When the vehicle is running look at the water pump pulley if it is wobbling the bearing went out (replace the water pump). Other symptoms are small coolant leak and excessive belt wear or damage.

I hope this helps!!

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Check ignition timing - late timing will cause overheating. Clicking could be a collapsed hydraulic lifter - if it has hydraulic lifters.

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Possible causes of overheating are, dirty cooling system, clogged radiator, bad thermostat. Use only distilled water with a good quality coolant.

still overheating? have your top head checked - warped head, valves, valve seats, etc. You might need to have your engine's compression checked if it is still within specs.

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