Question about 1998 Jeep Cherokee
Everything that has to do with my cooling system has been replaced less than a year ago but it still trys to over heat could it be my radiator needs flushed
My jeep is over hetind what to dp
Posted on Mar 04, 2011
If you replaced everything, you should start with listing what everything is. Also when you replaced the hoses did you use origional molded hoses, or did you use genaric heater hoses. The generic hoses like to kink up and stop water flow. Did you replace the thermostat? is it the correct temp thermostat for your region. Are you using the correct coolant? Do you have an electric fan? is it turning on at the correct time?
Yes when you do major work and replace a lot of the cooling system you in my opion should flush out your cooling system. If you are so inclined you can do this your self. Just do a reverse flush and make sure your force all the **** out and use the correct chemicals to get rid of the gunk without hurting your radiator and heater core.
Also, is your radiator getting enough air. a lot of people like to put stuff infront of there grills that cover there radiators which reduces air flow. If you can check on all this and let me know the results I can give you more info if you are still having problems,, I have had several Jeeps and loved everyone of them. They are very easy to work on, and will take care of you if you take care of them.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Yes - Your radiator not only needs to be flushed you could also have an inexpensive procedure done at any reputable radiator shop called "rodding out" and then heat flushed. If I remember correctly 98 Cherokees have a 4.0 in line 6 cylinder motor that has a aluminum radiator. If you remove your radiator yourself (drain detach hoses and unbolt assembly) and bring it to the radiator shop you could get this done really cheap. If you are not comfortable doing this, have them do it for a slightly higher fee. This should really help. NOTE: When adding radiator fluid from now on, use 50/50 premix or if you mix it yourself always use DISTILLED Water. This prevents corrosion buildup in your system. Good Luck!!!
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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