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2001 cherokee sport run hot

Ran hot...added coolant engine light came on.......after a while it started flashing then stays on all time....seems to idle rough now

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  • jfloyd516 Jan 01, 2009

    cherokee was fine before overheating....cabin heat working at for about 5 minutes....can't find a leak

  • jfloyd516 Jan 01, 2009

    no coolant in oil.......can't get to plugs right now

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Any unusual white smoke from tail pipe? Is ignition system (coil wires & cap dry, or has antifreeze sprayed on any of them... Possible pin-hole in a heater hose etc) Remember... I can't see what you're working on so you need to look carefully at this stuff. When there is a coolant loss, it had to go somewhere!

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    How low was the coolant? How hot did it get...for how long? After adding coolant, is it still overheating? Did you check to find out why coolant was low? How is cabin heat? Is there any white smoke from tail pipe? How was everything before overheat? Did you check the spark plugs for any evidence of coolant on them? Is there any coolant in engine oil?

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    How low was the coolant? How hot did it get...for how long? After adding coolant, is it still overheating? Did you check to find out why coolant was low? How is cabin heat? Is there any white smoke from tail pipe? How was everything before overheat?



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Bring the jeep to a parts store and have them read the engine code(s) stored in the computer. The engine light on indicates a problem, and this is the best way to figure out what's wrong. Most stores will check for codes for free (they plug a scan tool into the port under the dash to 'read' any stored codes). Write down the code #'s and ask them what they meah and how to fix the problem. If u have any further questions, u can post them here. Let me know how u make out.

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