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

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

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tie to a wiper & go back up the same hill under the same
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Is the gas filter over 5 years old?
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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.
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