i have a jeep cherokee sport 2000. just replaced the water pump and thermostat.. but the jeep still overheats and the ehgine throws a lot og pressure. before i changed the water pump the engine smoked

Asked by Sep 22, 2016 at 04:02 PM about the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i was traveling and the temp. went high. stopped and the engine was so hot it
was throwing smoke from the top....

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the mechanic I took the jeep to found out that the water pump they sold me was backwards. there's like a star in the back of the water pump. The part that goes into the motor. well, that star I didnt know that there was left and right. the water pump fit right but it was a model for a grand cherokee not a sport,. so instead if pumping water into the motor the water pump wouldnt allow the water to go in. also,we romoved the thermostat for a more flouent flow of water. jeep is running great now.

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