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Radiator leaking from drain vaule

Jeep is running hot. Put 5 gallons of water in and noticed it is running back out. When I looked under the Jeep it appears to be coming from the drain ****. Is this a part that I can replace myself?

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Try to get yourself a copy of Haynes repair manual bk no: 50010.

covers the jeep cherokee very well.

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Recently had a new water pump fitted to my jeep Cherokee but it's still overheating and the heater in the car doesn't work. Any idea what might be causing this


if no leaks in hoses, then flush out the radiator etc, there maybe a plug up in system. also change thermostat. God-Bless! and hope this helps you.

Apr 24, 2016 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

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Flush the coolant on the 2002 tundra


PROCEDURE TO FLUSH
  • Park the Toyota Tundra on a level surface and set the parking brake. Then, with the engine off, touch the radiator to gauge its temperature. If the radiator is still warm, allow it to cool off before you start next step.
  • Twist the radiator cap one full turn, pause for a few seconds and then fully remove the cap. You want to pause to relieve any internal pressure inside the radiator. Opening a pressurized or hot radiator can cause it to spew hot coolant and burn anyone it comes into contact with.
  • Position a bucket or tray with a two-gallon capacity underneath the radiator, below the drain plug. To access the drain plug, you may have to remove the plastic engine undercover, which should be on the driver's side of the Toyota Tundra's radiator. Use a socket wrench to open the plug.
  • Open the drain plug and allow the existing coolant to drain completely into the bucket. Once complete, pour the old coolant into a sealable container for proper disposal.
  • Put the drain bucket back under the radiator and close the drain plug. Then, fill the radiator with distilled water. Next, open the drain plug to let the water flow into the bucket. Replicate this procedure until the water runs debris free out the radiator.
  • Replace the radiator drain plug and pour fresh coolant into the radiator until it's within an inch of overflowing. With the Toyota Tundra, you need to use the same coolant that came with the truck. Most likely, it is Toyota Long Life red coolant, but consult the owner's manual to be sure.
  • Start the engine of the Tundra and turn the heating fan to high. Allow it to run until the cooling fan turns on two separate times.
  • Switch the Toyato Tundra off and check the coolant level. If it is lower than before, add more coolant. If not, put the radiator cap back on and close the hood.
TIPS
  • You will need 2 gallons of coolant for the four-valve Toyota Tundra and 3 gallons of coolant for the six-valve model.
  • Using tap water from a hose is an alternative to flushing with distilled water, but tap water can leave sediments behind that can damage your coolant system
WARNING
  • Because coolant is extremely toxic to people and pets, it's imperative that you dispose of the old coolant properly.

on Mar 17, 2010 | Toyota Tundra Cars & Trucks

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How do I fix oil being in my radiator but no water in the oil? Oil is not milky or anything on the stick just looks like oil in radiator.


Replace the thermostat. Empty all of the water out, flush with water and a good squirt of dish liquid and run until hot. Drain again and refill with plain water. Empty that and fill with water and anti-freeze.

The air conditioning is completely separate, a standalone system run from a belt on the crankshaft pulley.

Sounds to me that someone has put oil into your water instead of the engine.

Aug 16, 2015 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

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Yes it is normal just no hot air


1. When setting the temperature to MAX, blower level to FULL and outside air Vent CLOSED, no hot air comes out after 2-5 minutes?
If YES, when did you last flushed your radiator and is it full?
2. if more than 5 years ago, flush radiator system, instructions are usually in Owners manual. Use a bottle of Radiator cleaner, run egine hot for about 10-15 minutes, carefully open petcock in bottom of radiator to flush out radiator, WARNING, careful as flushed coolant would be boiling hot. As sson petcock is open and water start to flow out, carefully open radiator cap to enhance flushing flow. Use garden hose to fill radiator while flushing until water coming out from petcock is cold and clear.
Once clear, start engine, turn heter full and blower full blast and keep hose in radiator flowing full, leave petcock open until clear water flows out again. Once clear waters comes out, turn off engine,turn off garden hose and let water drain empty radiator. Once it stops flowing out, close petcock snug and put radiator cap on, pull off radiator coolant catch bottle, clean bottle for any debris and dirt. Drain any water, leave bottle empty and put it back onto its place.
3. Fill radiator with 1 gallon (4L) of concentrated coolant, top up radiator until full, fill catch bottle with concentrated coolant, start engine and keep it overflowing until no bubbles comes out and the radiator is fully hot. Once it is flowing good, close and connect everything. Drive with it and keep catch bottle filled as necessarry.
Good luck. Give as vote and good comment if this advise solve youor problem. Thank you.

Jan 05, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Suburban

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Why is my 1999 jeep grand cherokee is leaking all of my coolant i replace thermostat and seal can it be my water pumpbefore it was doing that my heater wasnt blowing hot wat cant it b


Likely the heater isn't blowing hot because the coolant level is low. You need to look at everything...hoses, under the pump pulley, radiator, both sides of the engine from underneath and check the tailpipe for steam. No one can tell you what's leaking without looking at it. There are too many items that can leak. Look carefully and you will find the problem. When checking, look first with the engine cold and the cap removed. If you find nothing, put the cap back on and run it to build pressure and look again. (careful working near fan and belt...you can get hurt there)

Nov 29, 2010 | Jeep Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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How to replace coolant for nissan altima 2006


Park the Nissan Altima on a flat surface and set the parking brake. Next, open the hood and check the external temperature of the radiator. If the radiator is warm to the touch, wait for the radiator to cool before you continue.

Twist the radiator cap one turn to relieve any pressure. Step back from the radiator and allow a few seconds to pass, and then completely remove the radiator cap.

Place a bucket or tray with at least a 2-gallon capacity underneath the radiator and below the drain plug. The drain plug on a Nissan Altima is on the passenger side bottom of the radiator.

Loosen the drain plug and let the old coolant drain completely into the bucket. Take care while loosening the drain plug, because it's plastic and can be brittle. Pour the old coolant into a sealable container for proper disposal later and put the bucket back under the drain plug opening.

Close the drain plug and pour distilled water into the radiator until it's full. Then, open the drain plug and let the water flow into the bucket. Keep repeating this procedure until the water runs clear and debris free into the bucket. You will need at least 3 gallons of distilled water.

Make sure to tighten the drain plug and fill the radiator with fresh coolant. Refill the radiator to within an inch of it overflowing. Check the drain plug and hoses for any possible leaks.

Start the Nissan Altima and turn the heater to the high setting. Let it run for about 10 minutes and shut the engine off. Check the coolant level and refill, if necessary. Finally, put the radiator cap on and close the hood.

Oct 23, 2010 | 2006 Nissan Altima

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Water will not flow through the radiator


take off upper hose -run car drain fluid-when draining stops add water hose to radiator top- run clear water out for 5 minutes-temporarily re-attach hose run for 3 minutes-open hose and let drain again for a few minutes with water hose inserted-take out hose and drain-do not let engine get hot-spray off front of radiator-reaatach hoser and top off at least 1 gallon antifreeze.

Sep 16, 2010 | 1997 Cadillac DeVille

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Good day sir, my radiator leaks coolant from under the radiator whenever i put on my a/c and it runs for a while. it started with the coolant bottle boiling & over flowing. please i need your help


hi sounds to me that your rad is blocked or sprung a leak first drain the rad and then refill with a rad flush run the engine for about 15 mins then drain be careful it will hot /when your engine is cool fill useing rad weild or another brand run this for another 15 min drain and refil as normal if this dose not work i think your looking at a new rad hope this helps if so please give me a rating best of luck pete

Nov 24, 2009 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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1994 jeep grand cherokee, over heats and dont get more than 3000 rpms, what you think?


I think you need to service the cooling system on this 15 year old car. But first, turn on the A/C and the cooling fan should run continuously. If not, the fan motor is bad, the fuse is blown, or the relay is defective. Also if the fan runs with the A/C on but does not run when it is not on even when the engine overheats, the thermal relay is bad. Check the water pump closely for leaks. If you see a leak at the pump it is bad and must be replaced. If you see white smoke from the exhaust or a white foam on the underside of the oil fill cap, and are loosing coolant with no apparent leak, you may have a blown head gasket. If so, have it looked at by a professional for diagnosis. If you do not think you have a blown gasket then proceed. Inspect all hoses and replace as necessary. Purchase 1 gallon of antifreeze and 1 gallon of distilled water or 2 gallons of premixed coolant. Also purchase a new thermostat. Set the heater to hot, drain the coolant, flush the system, and replace the thermostat. Pour in a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water. Leave the radiator cap off and start the engine. Keep the radiator topped off and you watch for air bubbles escaping from the radiator. When you see no air bubbles escaping replace the cap and check for leaks.

Nov 01, 2009 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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1990 jeep grand wagoneer and i need to knoww how to flush the cooling system


Your cooling system should be flushed every other year. No, I'm not crazy, but with all the new chemicals they use today, it will literally eat up the rubber hoses and deteriorate the heater core, and the radiator core.
Have a drain pan under the drain plug, or the lower radiator hose, to catch the old fluid. EPA doesn't want you to let it run out onto the ground — it will contaminate Earth!
If you want, and it's much faster, you can remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator. Use caution, though, you don't want to break the neck on the radiator — that's a no-no. It is better to have the drain plug opened, though, when you start to flush.
A word of caution! Antifreeze/summer coolant is very toxic. Don't get it on the body paint, or on your skin. Wash it off with water! Another thing, it will kill your pets if they drink it, so keep them, and children, away from it, remember, I warned you! Some vehicles have a vent plug. It's located near the thermostat housing (where the upper radiator hose is connected to). Open this to vent: the fluid will empty out better.


Now will be a good time to inspect the hoses. Look at the heater hoses: are they swelled near the clamps? Do they feel hard, or real soft? If so, replace them. The same with the upper and lower radiator hoses.
If your vehicle has a by-pass hose (from the water pump to the thermostat housing) check it also. Don't be skimpy here, a little for a hose now will save a lot later. Replace the hose clamps, too, if they need replacing. I hate those "clip" types, and they are usually in need of replacing.
You can get a "flush kit" at most auto parts stores. Read the instruction as to how to install it. Most of the time you can cut the heater hose going to the waterpump and install it there. They are designed to be a permanent fixture: you can leave it hooked up.
After you have installed the flush kit you need to hook up the garden hose to the fitting. It might be best for you to remove the thermostat, as cool water will close it and restrict flow.
Turn the water faucet on, not too much, and leave the radiator cap off and the drain open. If water spews from the vent plug opening, put it back in.
Crank the engine and let it idle. Watch the fluid coming from the 3/8 tubing. When the fluid is clear as water, ha, you can turn the faucet off and then turn the ignition switch off.
You may need two drain pans to catch all the fluid, plus, you will need to find a place in your city to dispose the fluid: a repair shop, or disposal plant. Do not pour it out on the ground
Let the vehicle cool down. After the engine is cold you can turn the water faucet on again and reflush. There is no need to restart the engine, just let the water run through the block, heater core, and radiator. Let this go for about two or three minutes, then you can turn the water off and remove the garden hose. Put the cap that came with the kit over the spout after you remove the garden hose ... you won't have to remove the flush kit, just leave it there for the next time.
They make chemicals to flush systems that have a lot of rust and deposits in them, but this procedure will work in most cases.
Be sure you have the lower radiator hose clamp tight (if you removed it), and have the drain plug tight (remove the hose if you put one on).
Now you can add your antifreeze/summer coolant. Depending on where you live, most vehicle manufacturers recommend a 50/50 solution. Look in your owner's manual and see what they recommend. If your vehicle holds two gallons of coolant, then you want to put in one gallon of coolant and one gallon of water.
If your vehicle doesn't have a vent plug, you can fill the radiator to the top, then crank the engine.
Note: If you removed the thermostat, be sure to reinstall it; I'd recommend installing a new one.
After you crank the engine, let it idle. Watch the radiator filler spout, water may overflow. If it does, put the cap back on. Feel of the upper radiator hose. When it gets warm to hot, then the thermostat has opened and you can remove the radiator cap slowly. If no water tries to escape, then you can remove it and add water.
Most vehicles of late have a plastic reservoir. After you have the radiator full you can fill the reservoir to the line on the side of the container, "full cold", with water.
Now, start the engine again and let it idle. Look for leaks (repair them if you have any) and watch the temperture guage. If you have a light you will have to feel of the upper radiator hose to tell when the engine is at operating temperture: the hose will be very hot.
Most vehicles run a 190° thermostat, so you won't be able to hold the hose very long. No leaks?
Temperature ok?
Fluid level full?

Jul 08, 2009 | 1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited

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