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97 jeep wrangler overheated due to bad water pump. After replacing, it runs rough. It ran great before the problem now barely runs at all. Please help.

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When you got it hot you probly blew a head gasket or worse worped/cracked the head. on mt caamaro i got wateer on the coil packs when changed water pump and they went out

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