2001Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo that was smoking! and thanks for your help
Frankster016, Thanks for the info. I didn't know what to expect from this site but I am pleasantly surprised! From how I understand it - there are two different radiators that might go in this jeep. One is a radiator where you could replace the cracked hose or attachment only OR the other - the entire radiator would need to be replaced. We had to replace the entire radiator. It wasn't too terribly expensive. The mechanic that did this said that we should be careful taking longer trips - he said the fan closest to the radiator doesn't do it's job by keeping things cool and NOT breaking or cracking. As I read on this site I am seeing that does seem to be a common problem. Any words of wisdom of how I should address this concern? Thanks again frankster016!! Sr in hi sch
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Hi Jose, I've never tried but if you go visit a breakers yard and compare the physical dimensions of both boxes and they match up, there is no reason why they should not. Most manufactures use the same units in a variety of models and if you've found a similar vehicle with identical uses the parts are most likely interchangeable. Regards John
open hood and ck for broken vacuum hoses going to the purge valve(2 vacuum ports and a wiring connector)
on the drivers side between airbox and firewall
if good remove driver side rear tire and inspect hoses next to the gas tank and 3rd, the canister is in that wheel well also insp for cracked hoses there also, been working for jeep 12 years i charged people about 1 hour to correct this probem.
if its like my 95. the only tool that would work was a large brass hammer. the 95 is pressed in. first check the auto parts stores for the correct ball joint puller. if that doesn't work get ready to start swingin. don't hit the fender.
bad egr if it happens while pushing pedal will also cause a rough idle,if so plugs will have to changed for they are fouled out.going by your posting so if you have more info let me know,black smoke ect.
there are alot of things that cause this same issue.
call jeep and give them last 9 digits of your vin and ask for three things -Differential Type,Gear ratio, and Track lock- They will give you 1) Dana 35 or 44 2) Gear Ratio 3.31 or 3.73 3) Track Lock - yes/no
Fill the rad and check for leaks. Bring the engine temp up to normal, if necessary. Try not to spill any water when filling the rad, if you do, let it dry before starting the car, JKust makes it easier to find the leak. Frankster016