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My 1997 Jeep Wrangler overheated and I heard a clicking sound before it stopped. It started right back up and we determined it need a new radiator and we replaced the themostat while we were at it. Now its running ok, a little rougher than normal but after about 3 miles, the check gauges light comes on and the needle pegs out. Less than a minute later the gauge will go right back to 210. I made sure there weren't any air pockets in the radiator, or at least I thought I did. Any idea what could be causing this? I get error codes 11, 12, 21 and 55. Thanks. Tammy

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You could have bought a bad thermostat,it happens.the clutch on your fan could be going bad also.that would be my suggestion[bad clutch on fan] if @ when it gets hot again, shut it off and then try to spin fan by hand, if it spins easily, it's bad.in other words, the clutch on the fan is designed to kick in and spin like crazy when the engine heats up, you should even hear the difference in the sound of the motor.a whirring sound. i hope this helps you out!!!

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