[Northkeep] A call for help, We tried and failed.

ksullivan6 at cox.net ksullivan6 at cox.net
Wed Jul 14 08:44:16 PDT 2010

I  had a simular problem with a car I had a few years ago, turned out it 
was the transmission causing the problem

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On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:38 AM, facon at cox.net wrote:

> Greetings unto the populous, more specifically those that are 
> mechanically inclined,
> I ask for advice, my chariot has been experiencing problems for a 
> while now, Arthur(whom has been wonderful trying to help me work this 
> out)  and I are stumped.  I am already $450 dollars into trying to 
> figure out the problem to no avail and dont have the resources to keep 
> fishing in the dark, so I am hopeful someone might be able to assist 
> in figuring out the problem, so here is what is going on and what we 
> have done:
> My jeep keep heating up, not always overheating but running hot often 
> on warm days.  It started this last summer, when I had the oil changed 
> and transmission fluid and filter changed, it seemed to stop doing it 
> but that was going into fall when the temp dropped. As soon as we hit 
> 90's again the problem returned.  She will run fine for a while at 
> normal temp then for no known reason will start to heat up.  It heats 
> up the worse in town street driving, she runs a little warm on the 
> highway but doesnt usually get too bad(though it has happend once or 
> twice), she mostly threatens to over heat from street driving. 
> Sometimes when she gets real hot and I pull over and let her cool 
> down, if I wait a few minutes and start her back up, the temp will 
> drop on its own again, not back to normal but much closer.
> What has been done:  (Arthur please feel free to jump in with anything 
> you think I might have missed or to add further commentary)
> Put it in the shop at hibdon to get the system flushed and oil change, 
> while there they discoved that the lower hose was very swelled so that 
> was replaced as well as the therostat.  They did not state about any 
> contaminents in my oil.
> Didnt help continued to heat up.  So Arthur and I removed the water 
> pump which seems to be in good working order, tested the thermostat on 
> the stove which seems to be in good working order at proper temp, the 
> water flows easily from top radiator hose to lower hose, water flows 
> easily from overflow(which is the only place to put in coolant, there 
> is not radiator cap) to the water pump, replaced the engine coolant 
> sensor(the one that actually screws in the engine), keep checking the 
> fan when it gets hot and it is always running, no condesation or fluid 
> seen in tailpipe. The only other thing that has been suggested is the 
> Radiator fan relay, while we think we have located it, dont have a way 
> of testing it.
> I am currently very restricted on my travel, in town Fighter practice 
> and Officers/Populous is about the max range I can make before she 
> starts getting hot.  While she runs cooler on the highway I dont trust 
> going out of town with it since it is an unknown issue.  Any 
> assistance that could be offered would most surly be appreciated.
> Thanks to all,
> Facon
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