Refill cooling system with coolant. What I Have: 1994 Grand Cherokee Limited 2. Work the end of the radiator hose free of the thermostat housing. Twist and remove the hose from the housing. I would recommend starting with the top bolt, leaving it loose, and then the bottom bolt. This explains the over 200 temps I am seeing on the Interstate and has nothing to do with fans. Am gonna change that one and see if that works.
The serpentine belt might be in the way of the lower bolt. . Dealer was saying beside a lot of faulty thermostats, that the seam of the radiators is another problem but mine looks dry. Air causes problems with temperature. If the thermostat is in backward, it will not function properly and the engine will overheat. I located it on my engine, disconnected the hoses, drained coolant and got the the thermo housing out.
All you would need to change the setting is a different pellet assembly but are not sold that way and doubtful the aftermaket would have an interest. Allow the engine to warm up. Removing the Old Thermostat 1. Not only will this save you money but it will reduce the amount of down time you would have while waiting for a dealer to complete the repair. AutoZone is committed to helping you with your aftermarket car part shopping, so drop by your local store and see how we're able to help. Warnings and Tips Take any old coolant to a used automotive fluid recycling center or an auto parts store for disposal.
We just got 2 feet of snow and the temps been in the lower teens, but I did some research and it seems it's probably my thermostat sticking. When i changed mine, i found that the new seal which came with the thermostat was bigger then the old one and the housing would not close completely. If you have a gasket, then you can skip this part. If that fails get a new sensor. Tighten the bolts on the housing using a wrench or socket and ratchet. Step 6 If the thermostat housing is damaged or shows signs of corrosion or pitting, it will have to be replaced.
Does anyone know if a 180F thermostat is available for the pentastar engine? Don't ya hate it when it takes longer to explain something. We have all seen cars pulled over to the side of the road, the hood raised, steam pouring out from under the hood. Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Any ideas where it may be located. O thermo housing is usually not a problem to seal up. Opened it up again to try and get it in straight but still leaks. Now I have other issues first it threw some codes, will check 'em and post them later but it's something to do with engine not warming up.
Air causes problems with temperature. When the old material is removed, remove the rag and clean the areas with lacquer thinner or acetone. Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Radiator, Water. A little back ground- So I got a code couple weeks ago p1281 i believe but looking it up it said my thermostat was open and not shutting. If the engine coolant is old or is in poor condition, replace it with the appropriate coolant mixture.
Remove and install the new thermostat in exactly the same position. If the coolant sensor was reading high, that would expain why after a long warm up the oil temp is 20 degrees below the coolant temp. Due to age, the thermostat may be hard to remove. Follow the upper radiator hose to the point where it meets the thermostat housing. Either case can make for a less than comfortable driving experience. My question is the thermostat. If the hose has deteriorated, cut it off and replace it.
However, replacing a car thermostat is a relatively straight forward car repair that can be accomplished with minimal tools and experience. Hopefully no leaks are detected and you will have a cooler running engine and heat when it's cold outside. Will find out more precisely when the new thermostat assembly gets here on back order. I have the hemi which can be a different ball game for all that I know, but do know my coolant temp is 199-203 running, and gets as high as 224-226 idlings, before the fan kicks on high and it starts to come back down. Just finished a rebuild yesterday. Steam and hot engine coolant may be under pressure and their sudden release could result is serious burns. Started the car and damn thing is leaking.