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Condensation on windshield, middle right, collects & eventually obscured view. Could coolant be mixing with hvac sys? So I drive w/o hvac operating. It has a peculiar smell, kinda like coolant, maybe? I've had to add 2 containers of it in 6 mos. 175K miles but hate to lose it. New today: 'check gagues' indicator turns on intermittently but gagues seem fine on dash. I'll take it in for more service, but not sure what's wrong. Thanks for advise!

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Sounds like a leaking heater core to me.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014

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SOURCE: 1997 4.0 6cyl loses power intermittently Bad Coolant Sensor Light (replaced)

Replaced both CO2 Sensors.

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SOURCE: when i run the heat or air cond. i smell water and windshield fogs up in the middle.

Sounds like your heater core is bad. Have someone check out the heating system and possibly replace heater core.. that should take care of the fog problem also by enabling you to use the defrost... Good Luck!

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SOURCE: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Losing Coolant

Pull your oil cap, check on the underside, if its white and thick you need a head gasket. that would explaine why the dealer telling you that you need a new headgasket. if it "looks normal" change your water pump.

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SOURCE: Check engine light came on 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo V-6

hello rich if you dont own a obd2 code tester then you can take your jeep to any auto parts store like auto zone and thay will use there tester for free and tell you what the faults are on your jeep and how to fix it and if its a sensor or what ever there also have the parts you'll need to replace.thay also sale the testers if you want to buy one for future use thay can run any were from 60.00$ -150.00$ but i just have them use theres for free to check my car.

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SOURCE: bad coolant sensor flashes - stalls or loses power 4.0 engine

sounds like you map sensor has gone bade that will cause it to run bad till it warms up is you cheack engine light on

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