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Motor wont warm up quickly

Yep you guessed it i am a girl, i have a 98 grand jeep cherokee and it takes about 20mins. to get it warm enough to drive.if i try to drive it sooner it will go dead, so please help a girl out.

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Do you mean the engine won't keep running for 20 minutes either, plus it's cold inside too.?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    doesn't really matter what your gender is.... that sounds like either your thermostat is stuck open... or perhaps it's been removed. what is the climate like where you are ?

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OK girl I wouldn't have known was a girl, Have you checked to see if the thermostat is stuck open?
Which engine do you have in there?
Thermostat should be a 195 degree.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

  • Richard Scordino Apr 19, 2009

    Also, if you have an electric fan on the radiator, is it on when the engine is cold?

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