Question about 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
After the light came on I then checked the fluid levels and noticed that the coolant level was quite low...I read the manual and it says it should between the full and add lines...Well it's not...So do I have to just add anti freeze or is there something else I shoud do...Thanks
Coolant=Antifreeze. It's the same stuff. It lowers your freezing point and raises your boiling point. That way you don't freeze your engine and you don't boil it when it gets hots. Now, onward....
The easiest thing to do is go buy 50/50 premixed antifreeze. The ratio is ready to be poured right in. The parts store will be able to tell which antifreeze will work best for your Jeep. It more than likely just uses plain jane green antifreeze. That's what I put in mine.
Otherwise you can buy non-diluted antifreeze and add water to make a 50/50 ratio.
A 50/50 ratio is important because too little antifreeze is bad, and so is too much. For instance, a system ratio of 80% is highly ineffecient. That's why I'm suggesting the prediluted stuff. A ratio too low risks having your block freeze up and bust.
If you do add water, DO NOT use regular tap water. Only use DISTILLED WATER. It's cheap, and it's free from impurities, whereas tap water is good to drink, but it bad for your antifreeze system balance due to extra minerals, etc in that water.
You can buy distilled water at any grocery store. It'll be labeled distilled, not drinking, water.
Your coolant should be changed every 2 years unless you have extended life coolant.
Be sure to check for leaks so make sure you're not loosing too much antifreeze. The tank where you pour it is called the reservoir tank, or expansion tank. It's where the coolant goes when it expands when heated.
Be sure not to let animals near the antifreeze. It has a sweet smell to them, but it's deadly. Antifreeze can be recycled. But if you must dispose of it, carry it to your local hazardous waste facility. It only take a small portion of that stuff to taint thousands of gallons of water.
If you have a 4.0 six cylinder especially, be sure to follow these directions. The blocks and heads are iron and they will rust really quick internally with too little antifreeze is used. These are awesome engines often getting 200k miles+.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 28, 2015 | 2000 Cadillac DeVille
Jun 27, 2014 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
Feb 11, 2011 | 1998 Ford Explorer
Nov 28, 2010 | 2002 GMC Sierra 1500
Mar 14, 2010 | 1999 Buick Century
Jan 17, 2010 | 2001 Saturn SL
Dec 09, 2009 | Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Cars & Trucks
Oct 16, 2009 | 1999 GMC Jimmy
Oct 08, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille
Oct 21, 2008 | 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan
Jun 22, 2014 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
236 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: