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We have a 2002 Grand Jeep Cherokee Laredo and we live in LA. We have to refill the antifreeze a lot because the levels get to low. Why is that. Is it because we do a lot of driving?

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    Recently I have been having to add coolant - just enough to stop the warning to go off - not a lot but a little.



    Recent oil change - mechanic said could be signs of a head gasket but I have not had over heating problems.



    I have 125k miles on it and 5800 bucks left to pay on it - I can't take another major vehicle repair - DAMNIT!

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    After spending $6500.00 a year ago, I have the same issue.

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No, driving a lot should not require topping off your antifreeze. When parked overnight is there any evidence under the jeep of a leak? If not, it could be a bad head gasket, which would cause antifreeze to leak into the engine where it isn't supposed to be. Check your oil dipstick, any evidence of white on it? That would mean you are getting coolant in with your oil.

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