Question about Jeep 2002 Liberty SPORT
Newer radiator and thermostat. Heat and A/C work fine. Gauge returns to center when car is idling
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your thermostat is stuck closed. It needs to be changed right away. By the way the operating temp on that motor is 160 degrees so you are running hot you have just been lucky so far. Good Luck
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Check the auxiliary cooling fan for operation. As the engine temp rises, it should kick on to bring the temp down. U may have a bad motor on the fan, or more likely a bad fan switch.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
You can remove the thermostat and put in a pot of water and boil it.(should open near the stamped temp on yours, 195f) From what you have posted, ti seems that you have a partially obstructed radiator core and at present, it's just bad enough for the electric fan to deal with it. (you can actually see that the temperature fluctuations happen when the fan is on and off) If you do not clean out the radiator, eventually the fan will not be enough to lower the temp and it will begin to actually go into overheat.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
It could well be a faulty thermostat- test or replace same.
Could also be a blocked radiator core, - check coolant or airflow is not restricted,
Ensure any radiator leaks are repaired,
Ensure coolant level is correct, without airlocks - bleed as necessary on re-fill,
Check operation of cooling fan - ensure fan runs at appropriate engine temperature - if not check sensor switch and associated relay operation.
Thermostat is located at the end of top radiator hose where it connects to engine housing.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Sounds like the radiator is clogged, have the cooling system flushed, the water pump pumps water into the engine and it comes out the top hose to return to the radiator to circulate through it to cool, if the radiator is clogged the water pressure will build on the top hose, also look at the bottom radiator hose, if it collapses when you rev the engine the radiator is clogged, although sometimes the bottom hoses are reinforced with wire to prevent them from collapsing so just because they do not collapse it does not mean the radiator is not clogged.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
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