I found coolant dripping under the jeep right at the end of the oil pan right behind the crankcase pulley. hard to see if the water pump may be leaking, causing it to run down the front of the block down to the oil pan. with the serpentine belt & all the pulleys in the way, I can still see a small section on the front of the block which appears to be somewhat wet. However, I don't see a stream of coolant leaking while its running, but its directly underneath dripping on the ground. Do you think its the water pump or could I have a more serious issue?
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Hello Debra Russ, U may locate oil filter 4 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2 way's.
1.) Open 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Glove Box, remove the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners Manual from glove box. Open owners manual to index page, locate oil filter page.
2.) Secure 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee from moving fowards or backwards by blocking wheels in front and back which will NOT allow movement of said 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Using a small person of average build, average height, average weight, average intelligence, average physical appearance, move average said person with said average features of above near the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, instruct said person to physically crawl under vehicle while laying on said person backside, (**** scraping on average dirty ground or average dirty filthy oil filled garage floor filled with oil filled kitty litter. Hand said average person an average shop light with an average wallmart brand soft white light bulb, light bulb will bo out very soon so move to next step ASAP. view engine while calling out all massive oil leaks INCLUDING a dirty oil caked oil filter.
Congradulations! You found it when a black oil droplet drips from the oil filter into said average oil filled hair of said average person! (insert smiles here) FASTESTNASCAR
if you have no external leaks then it sounds like you could have a possible leak into the oil system(you would have a milky look to the oil) or the head gasket may have a small leak and the car is burning coolant but not big enough to overheat yet.you should have the system pressure tested as you could have an external leak small enough that the heat of the motor could be drying it before it accumulates enough to drip off the motor and yet smell.also the heater core could have a small leak in it and not show a leak.
not unless you have coolant in your oil(it would look like chocolate milk on your dip stick) its probably leaking out somewhere up above and dripping down to that spot where your finding it. wipe everything down, start the engine and watch it as it runs to see if you can identify its point of origin.my guess would be the radiator hose or the thermostat housing. hope this helps
CHECK FOR LEAKING WATER PUMP WEEP HOLE OR GASKET.ALSO CHECK WATER PUMP HOSE FOR LEAKS.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD.YOU COULD HAVE PINHOLE LEAKS IN RADIATOR CORE LEAKING ON FRONT OF ENGINE OR INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET LEAKING COOLANT.
Hopefully, what you are hearing is something leaking onto the hot exhaust of your Jeep. If this is the case, it is most likely a coolant leak, because if it was an oil leak or power steering leak, it would smell like burning oil. This is just my best guess here, so first and formost, check the level of your coolant when the jeep is cool. If you park on a good clean surface after driving it, see if you can see any drips that would give you a clue as to what might be leaking. Lastly, check under the hood too and look for any evidence of leaking. Be very careful if you are doing this on a hot engine. With a little bit of patience, you might find the problem.
I hope you get a cheap fix!
For the 4.7L: Looking at the Pulley straight on and Starting at the top Left (AC) and going right (clockwise):
Over the AC Pulley.
Under the Water Pump Pulley.
Over the Generator Pulley
To the right side of the Power Steering Pulley.
Under the Crankshaft Pulley.
To right side and up and over the Lower Idler Pulley.
To under and around the left side of the Tensioner Pulley,
Connecting to the Left Side and Up and over the AC.
Likely what you are looking at is where the coolant is dripping, not where it's coming from. I have no idea why if you have an external leak, that it somehow is getting back inside there to get into the oil.(pretty much impossible) Best guess is that you have a bad water pump that is beginning to leak. If in fact you have coolant in your engine oil as you say you do, most likely cause for that is a blown cylinder head gasket. If you actually have no idea what is going on there, have a good shop look at it. Leaks lead to overheating which can cost you an engine.
Probably a leaking fuel injector. Pull the spark plugs and see which plug is dark and wet and smells of fresh fuel. That cylinder's fuel injector should be pulled and checked for leakage. Gas will drip from the injector and seep past the piston rings where it ends up in the crankcase and dilutes the oil.