We just got our 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer back from the mechanic. They removed and replaced timing cover, thermal fan clutch, several belts, repaired the transmission lines, removed and replaced main bearing oil seal, the oil pressure sender, new air conditioning, etc etc. We drove around to run a few errands, not super far at all. About 10 minutes after we got home we heard a loud "gush" and steam was coming out from under the Jeep and hood. It did not smell, but we saw what looked like oil under the car, and a bit of antifreeze under the hood. We were able to start it no problem and pulled it into the garage. Once it cooled we looked at all the fluids. Oil looked fine, if not a little full. Radiator had fluid as well. And the antifreeze was completely empty.
We don't know what could possibly be wrong. Blown engine? Radiator? Head Gasket? Could it be something the garage did? Or ignored?
Of coarse it's late, so I had to just call and leave them a message.
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 5:55 AM