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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Losing Coolant

About every three weeks, I would get a "Coolant Low" indication and would add coolant to the reservoir to the Full line. I had the Jeep GCherokee in for maintenance service and expected to hear that a hose or radiator had a leak. Instead I was told that the coolant was leaking into the engine block and that I needed to rebuild the engine, or, as they stressed, I needed a replacement engine to the tune of $5000+ part and labor combined.

No alternatives here? Or do they want to make money off me?

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    Same problem! Just told 5200 to fix it and I still owe 9K. Jeep should do something here!

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Pull your oil cap, check on the underside, if its white and thick you need a head gasket. that would explaine why the dealer telling you that you need a new headgasket. if it "looks normal" change your water pump.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

I had a bad water pump at about 90K miles and was losing coolant. After I changed it, all was well again. It's a

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

I had a bad water pump at about 90K miles and was losing coolant. After I changed it, all was well again. It's

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

I had a bad water pump at about 90K miles and was losing coolant. After I changed it, all was well again.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

I had a bad water pump at about 90K miles and was losing coolant. After I changed it, all was well again. It's a relatively easy

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

I had a bad water pump at about 90K miles and was losing coolant. After I changed it, all was well again. It's a relatively easy task.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

I had a bad water pump at about 90K miles and was losing coolant. After I changed it, all was well again. It's a relatively

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

I had a bad water pump at about 90K miles and was losing coolant. After I changed it, all was well again.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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If your oil is white looking on the dip stick, you will have serious damage inside the engine.

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You need to add few ounces of coolant to the reservoir. The reservoir is located under the hood. It is a white plastic that has liquid in it. Please see picture below of the coolant reservoir.
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