Question about 1988 Jeep Cherokee
If you are overheating fairly quick,I would say there is a clog somewheres if you are bursting hoses.It sounds like it may be in the return system to the radiator,most likely in the radiator because the water only gets heated by passing through the engine.I am not sure about the fresh air hose,maybe somewhere in the air filter system,maybe nowhere.First you need to get the clog figured out to determine what is affecting what I would say.If you do a radiator flush,you need to be careful with disposal of the antifreeze.Birds like the taste of it and it kills them so it needs to be diluted alot if you are going to just let it drain,or if you can catch it,I do not know how to get rid of it.Also If you do a radiator flush,which I rarely do myself or recommend,it may dislodge some stuff and create holes so just in case,you need to be prepared financially to replace the radiator,JUST IN CASE that happens.That is why I rarely do it,it usually hurts more than helps but in your case is most likely necessary.That's about the only time I would do it.My car has had a teeny weeny pinhole leak going on about 7 years now.I just put a 16 oz. cup of water into the overflow every couple of months.If the unclog does not fix it all,please just comment to this post and I will get an auto link.Good luck! Greg
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