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My 1996 jeep grad cherokee larado is over heating

I have replaced the Water pump, the thermastat, and all of the hoses it could possibly be what could be wrong? It is also making a clunking sound in the passingers side in the dash bord.

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  • clarinetplay Dec 16, 2008

    no it is a 5.2L V8 so could that be it I also put gas in it this morning and then after when I tryed to start it, it just wouldent turn over then I pushed it and let it sit for like 10 min and it started.

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    have u had this engine checked for a blown head gasket? if it is being driven while overheating then the head gaskets are most likely blown and poss other engine damage as well.

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    the noise is coolant boiling in the heater core, did u bleed the air properly from the cooling system?



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You have air trapped in the cooling system. This is a 4.0 right? pull the heater hoses to the rear and let the air out. Run the heater, jack up the front end, rev the eng a few times, this should purge the air

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    Paul Thoegersen Dec 16, 2008

    The no start might be water in a cylinder...Hydro lock....this would also explain your overheating



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check that you do not have an air lock...while the engine is running check the hoses to see if one is cold, run the engine with the header bottle cap off and if one of the hoses has a bleed nozzle then open it until you have continuous water running and not spitting.
Do not put cold water in a hot engine though, it can blow the head gasket.

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I just got a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee larado, when I was driving it home it over heated so I waited for it to cool and removed the thermostat thinking it was stuck, and from what I can tell the water pump...

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what is the water temp at the dash...leave the rad cap off until normal temp... might be an air lock. If the engine overheats fast and blows coolant out the filler then its a blocked radiator...why did you repace the thermostat

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1. Remove negative battery cable
2. Open radiator valve - drain cooling system
3. Remove cooling fan and shroud
4. Remove belt
5. Remove water pump pulley from hub
6. Remove hoses from water pump
7. Loosen heater hose coolant return tube mounting bolt and nut.
8. Remove the tube. Lose the O-Ring.
9. Remove water pump mounting bolts
10. Loosen the clamp on the bypass hose.
11. Remove the hose as you pull the pump away from the engine.

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