Grand Cherokee overheating while idling

Asked by Nov 09, 2015 at 04:29 PM about the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Straight
6. 176,000 miles. 2wd. Replaced
radiator, hoses for radiator, radiator
cap, water pump, thermostat.
Worked great for about a month. Ran
extremely hot while in park and
running. Towed in for service but
didn't run hot again. Today, it ran
very hot again while in drive but
idleing (sp?). Getting an oil change
and they see no low fluids but a
transmission leak while on rack. Any
ideas would be greatly appreciated.

7 Answers

79,705

Is the cooling fan working? If it is electrical make sure the fan switch is working, if not replace it. If the fan is belt driven your fan clutch might be bad. Try Redline water wetter in your coolant which will help the car to run a little cooler.

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It's belt driven. I'll have them check it tomorrow. I'm also getting another thermostat in the morning just in case it's sticking. Any other suggestions are appreciated.

79,705

If you didn't do it before, have them flush the radiator and engine.

Didn't realize I had to ask them to do that. I'll have them do it when I take it back in. Thanks!

785

U may want to have them bleed the system u might have air pockets in it

Ended up being the fan assembly. Didn't have a fan clutch. Glad it's taken care of now!!!

Did you add a fan clutch?

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