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Jeep Cherokee engine problem

The engine is to the touch but all my gauges read that it is not over heating but when you pop the hood it is super hot what could be the problem

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Engines get hot. You could change the oil, and install a lower temp thermostat. If the temp guage is working, then its not overheating

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