My 2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo overheats when idle

Asked by Feb 24, 2016 at 09:28 PM about the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So i recently bought a used 01 jeep gc laredo v8
engine 4x4 and i noticed that the vehicle starts to
overheat when idle but as soon as i start moving
again it goes back down to normal. Any ideas on
what it could be before i take it to the mechanic
and pay extra money??

5 Answers

2,300

check thermostat..enough coolant?? when you are driving its actually cold air that is cooling the engine through radiator..

Well i got the car on friday and my bf checked all the fluids n they were all topped off..and with a thermostat issue wouldnt the car overheat right away mine only starts to when im idle but goes back down when i start to move again.

it would take a while not right away..thermostat is cheap to fix..i would look into that if its not t-stat then you might need to bleed your system too or water pump is going too

120

Anytime I have had that issue it has always been the cooling fan. If the car is moving it's getting air movement but when idle the fan either doesn't blow or doesn't blow enough. Even of it looks like it's blowing, if it's belt driven it may need replacing.

So I found out what the problem is. It has a cracked radiator which is weird because i dont see any leaks but whatever and it needs a new thermostat and the lower radiator hose needs to be replaced. Thank you all for your responses!

Your Answer:

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 77,166 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,240
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,090
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    2,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
380 Great Deals out of 71,543 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Durango
287 Great Deals out of 25,914 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
245 Great Deals out of 16,436 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Explorer
866 Great Deals out of 68,488 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota 4Runner
254 Great Deals out of 34,432 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
571 Great Deals out of 38,558 listings starting at $1,243
Used Ford F-150
2,415 Great Deals out of 207,420 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,765 Great Deals out of 155,363 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
256 Great Deals out of 38,497 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Camaro
240 Great Deals out of 27,310 listings starting at $2,077
Used Honda Accord
582 Great Deals out of 104,443 listings starting at $1,225

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 4,503 listings starting at $24,842
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 573 listings starting at $21,995
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 396 listings starting at $18,900
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,525 listings starting at $13,995
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 496 listings starting at $12,400

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.