Question about 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4WD

1 Answer

My jeep overheats when I pull a hill. - 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4WD

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Master
  • 474 Answers

Radiator needs flushing. Flush the block and radiator and refill with coolant/antifreeze.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 1991 nissan terrano overheats going up hill. I have replaced radiator. thermostat and water pump. Any suggestions welcome

if it has a viscous fan hub( fan clutch ) check it for correct operation
what you describe indicates that the fan is not travelling as fast as it should to be pulling air through the radiator
other indications are temp rising at stop lights , temp rising in slow moving traffic or in your case loaded ( going up hill)with higher engine rpm

Nov 12, 2016 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I have removed the thermostart of my grand cherokee jeep 1996,i still experience temperature rising while i am in hold up or traffic but reduces as soon as i accelerate.

the thermostat was not the problem but the viscous fan hub ( fan clutch) is
while it is spinning , there is no drive action when idling ( as at lights , slow traffic , hills in low gear etc) and so it is not pulling air through the radiator when needed
your statement that the temp reduces as soon as you start moving means that with forward movement the air is flowing through the radiator and cooling the coolant

Jun 20, 2016 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Jeep, transmission overheat shut down

have a pressure test done on the transmission to check for internal mechanical faults. run fault codes to check for electronic faults.. Check condition and level of oil Have the bands and clutch packs adjusted

Jan 12, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1998 Jeep Cherokee looses power on hills

Check fuel pressure with a gauge on engine port,
tie to a wiper & go back up the same hill under the same
conditions,can use a professional scan tool also to
look at pressure if that data is avail on veh

Is the gas filter over 5 years old?
Is the exhaust converter restricted,12 to 14 years
replace it

Next is to expect an egr issue,if you have any vacuum hoses
to it,remove,pull & back up hill again

Them your on to ignition misfires

If you oxygen sensors are in there for 100,000 miles
replace all front or upstream ones.

Nov 15, 2012 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

05 cobalt exaust overheats

The mixture may be to rich. When you say hot is to hot what does the means to you? The cat converter and pipes near it can reach 1000 degrees F. That is really hot. It gets hotter under a heavy load such as pulling a hill or hard acceleration.

Jun 29, 2012 | 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

1 Answer

2000 jeep wrangler sport 4.0 cuts out when pulling

i would test map sensor swith vaccum see if it holds

Feb 11, 2010 | 2000 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

No power when going up hills, tries to overheat when going up hill. air conditioner only works when on high. gas gauge says full when tank is empty.

Run scanner for trouble codes, some auto parts stores will do this for free,check coolant level, check fuel pump level,  you will probably have to pull it from tank.

Oct 02, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

2 Answers

My 1995 F250 gas truck. overheats going up long hills. Also overheats when pulling a trailer or if I got a load in back.

switch to low gear when going up hills or carrying big loads, if you cant switch to 4 wheel. If none are the solution antifreeze, water in radiator, new radiator, etc. BUT try the low ranged gears first.

Jun 03, 2009 | 1995 Ford F250

1 Answer

1995 Grand Cherokee no power especially up hills

You may want to check engine performance. If you have any problem with either the fuel (including filter) or ignition system (including timing chain) the transmission will react to the subsequent lack of power, in order to maximize remaining power... This includes early downshifts.
good luck

Jan 23, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My car tends to overheat when climbing hills. It will idle for hours in the driveway without getting hot and only overheats on hills on hot days. I replaced the thermostat and flushed the radiator. Today...

A blown hose was either old, or I suspect the thermostat is not opening. Did you follow the method to clear air pockets in the cooling system when refilling it?
Are the radiator fans functioning?

Jul 21, 2017 | Subaru Legacy Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

59 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts


Level 3 Expert

79186 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides