What is that big cylinder that sits almost directly behind the coolant resevior? It appears to be either leaking or has a lot of condensation on it. Plus my engine light is on. Could this be the problem??
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Re: 2001 jeep cherokee
The big cylinder is the accumulator for your a/c system. if it has condensation on it that means it's operational as should be. as far as your check engine light, there could be several reasons for this. First it could be because you have low fluid levels. Check the oil and coolant and top off if need be. if the light doesn't go out it is then a code issue brought on by a sensor issue and the ecm(engine control module) set the light off. the only way to know hat the code and hence the problem is to have a diagnostic scan done at a shop. please rate the solution. thanks
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Sound like a head gasket is leaking. The coolant is leaking from the water jacket through the failed gasket in to the engine crankcase. The "blow back" is caused by the combustion inside the cylinder to leak into the water jacket, pressurizing it. Drain the oil immediately and do not attempt to run the engine until you have the gasket replaced. Water in the oil will destroy the engine beyond repair.
I have a coolent leak in a 2001 jeep grand no coolent in the oil no coolent in the exhaust no oil in the coolent. it leaks 1 gal per 150 miles and i cant find the leak. could it be in the intake manifold and burning all the coolent
This could be a lot of things. If you dont use the right mix of coolant and water it can overheat. The raidiator cap might be bad, the fans might not be working, the thermostat might be stuck, the raidiator might be gummed up with deposits. The big worry now is whether or not you have a blown head gasket or warped the head.
Have you checked first that the evap/drip tray has not got a blocked run-off hose?It sits under the evap.It collects the water and allows it to flow out through a tube through the firewall.It's about 1/2 to 3/4" wide.If you are getting engine coolant leaking into the car, then what I wrote,won't help you.Hope it's not the coolant because it's a fiddly job.Hope this helps you
Two choice: 1. Inspect the Head Gasket; Cause: head gasket leaking coolant into cylinders 2. inspect the Engine; Cause: Cracked block leaking coolant into cylinders. Coolant is not a flammable liquid, therefore a lot of coolant in cylinder creates starting problem. You should check your engine and the coolant system for this issue.
The first thing you can do is check the oil dipstick - you're looking
for a milky brown color as opposed to a dark brown (normal) color for
oil - unless you've recently had an oil change - then it will be like
honey. If you don't see any discoloration - I would then look around
the the bottom of the area where the valve covers are located - the
valve covers sit atop the heads and if you have a "blown" head gasket -
you may see evidence of water/coolant seepage. You can also take the
vehicle to a mechanic, who can do a simple test using air pressure to
isolate a potential gasket issue.
Front drivers side could be a bad cap, lower hose or the radiator itself. You need to look carefully and find the leak source. Steam travels and isn't a good indication of where the actual leak is coolant will run down and take any path it can to reach the ground. Therefore, you need to follow it back to where it is coming from, then deal with it. Your water pump can also leak and run down the lower hose. there is a small hole in the pump behind the pulley. If you see coolant coming from there the pump needs to be replaced. Sealers will not work on hoses or pump leaks so don't bother using them for that. Good luck...don't forget this is free, so rate answers! I will answer follow-up questions too!
That is the area the air conditioner vent drains. There aren't a lot of fluids possible - coolant, power steering fluid and transmission fluid are the only ones that would be in that position unless your windshield washer fluid leaks from the tubing. Brake fluid would be closer to the wheels. If the air conditioner runs at all it removes moisture from the passenger compartment and drains near the passenger side firewall. All the other fluids would hae a definite smell.