Question about 1998 Jeep Cherokee
Make sure you're using proper amount of coolant in the water. You could have dirty fins or something blocking the front of the rad preventing it from cooling enough or might be rad clogging up. If gauge goes over half way then I'd worry. I'd remove rad and use rad cleaner or get it cleaned professionally.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
I have a 97 cherokee 4.0 4x4 auto and i had the same problem. I put a lower temp thermostat, flushed the system installed a aux transmission cooler, and changed the fan clutch. What I found out was the nature of this engine is to run at 210*F if you put a low temp thermostat and are cuiseing the freeway it will cool down but once your slow down again it warms right back up. If your worried about the hot hood most of the under hood heat comes from the exhaust you could buy a cowl hood or do what I did and wrap the headers/manifold in hi temp insulation. That will also inprove your performance since the exhaust will not heat up the intake manifold and your engine will get cooler air also you can put some underhood insulation under the hood to reflect the heat away from your hood and thus allowing you to open your hood with out burning your hand
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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