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Intermitant jerking & radiator fluid boiling

My jeep jerks on occasion. it is an automatic & it feels like a beginer trying to learn to drive a stick. the temp gauge does not work (however we know that it is not getting enough voltage. the radiator fluid will literally boil on occassion (my husband is pretty savy & never seen anything like it). At tha auto stores recommendation we have change 2 thermostats, ignition rail, fuel pump, the oil, the radiator fluid. any suggestions?

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My jeep has had the same jerking problem for about 3 months. And last week it started boiling in the over flow jug. But never went over 220 on the temp gauge. 3 days latter it just died driving down the road and started smoking under the hood. It was way over heated . And would not start back up after cooled off. Come to find out it blew the head gasket.

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