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P0505 I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee 4.7 liter with a factory towing package (transmission cooler) that was having cooling problems. The gauge is climbing gradually from normal 200F to about 240F and then returning to 200F. Air conditioning was not very cool either. When stuck in traffic temperature would rise and fall back to the normal range. Getting worse over the week and as the weather hit the upper 90s the engine seemed to start laboring like it was not cooling sufficiently and bogging down, engine light came on, seemed like it was going to seize up so I parked it and cooled it off. To my surprise I found out that it also needed an auxiliary electric fan and relay.Thought that would resolve the overheating problem for sure. Replaced the fan & relay, charged the A/C. Now I still have an engine light on (would not go off) and I not have a code P0505. Also, at idle I notice the engine seems to sound normal (idle is @ 700rpm in park) but when I turn on the A/C now I seem to feel a vibration in the steering wheel when I'm driving, its a harmonic vibration. When I turn off the A/C its not noticeable. Guy that did the work says its because of the code P0505. Says when the air is turned on the Idle Air Control is not sufficiently advancing to accommodate the added AC compressor drag. What's next??? Your thoughts are welcome Gentlemen. Regards, Tom

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no wiring problems sounds like a simple thermostat or maybe the coolant temp sensor the computer reads the cts and controls the radiator fan speed yes it can be bad and not set a code i worked at a jeep dealership for 8 yrs

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No its not true,the cooling fan comes on when the coolant temp reaches a certain point it closes the switch in the temp sensor wich in turn closes the relay and powers the cooling fan,the reason it comes on with the A/C is that it's wired to bypass the temp sensor and associated relay because the A/C compressor forces the motor to work harder and the coolant temp to rise significantly faster,the relay needs to be replaced or you will overheat the motor and possibly cause serious damage.

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