causes for overheating?

Asked by Sep 24, 2010 at 06:54 PM about the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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first, is your coolant full? second, check your fan, if it is belt driven then dont worry about it. second i would check your thermostat. on a 1996 unless previously replaced odds are it has gone bad

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i had that problem with my 95 jeep i put new thermostat in still had the overheating problem then i replaced the hoses that didn't solve the problem then i put new radiator that solved the problem lucky for me that my hubby is a mechanic and he owned 2 previous jeep before this one i reccomend u to get a new radiator if the thermostat doesn't solve the problem.

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Also the 96 cherokees have a clutched fan and a secondary electric fan that kicks on to cool the motor if it gets to hot it could be simple as a fuse. If you have a small leak in the host or radiator it will over heat since its a pressure system. :-)

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calen, where would this fuse you're speaking of be at? I have a 96 sport 2-door, and would it be the same?

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I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee it keeps overheating when I drive it I have to turn the AC on so the electric cooling fan won't kick on and off is that a good thing or is it supposed to kick on and off without turning the AC on

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