CHANGED WATER PUMP AFTERMATH

  • Tiny
  • Mjohnson
  • 1995 JEEP LAREDO
  • 80,000 MILES

I have a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lerado, I just changed out the water pump due to a leak. I just got it back together and took it for a drive the car seemed to heat up to mid temp pretty quickly and also was trying to stall out a few time in jsut the drive around the block. I had to take the belt off and dont have anything to test the tension on it so was just wondering if it is maybe to tight and that is the cause for the stalling. Also wondering if the temp rising is due to air in the system still. Im not to knowledgeable on cars but figured to save a few hundred bucks id try changing it I was a jet mechanic in the AF so figured car cant be to hard. :/
Thanx in advance for any help
Mike

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 AT 5:49 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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Burp the cooling system and see what happens-Did you disconnect the battery prior to water pump replacement?

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 AT 5:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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I AM A DIYER MYSELF

IT DOES SOUND LIKE AIR IN THE SYSTEM.

LOOK AT THIS VIDEO AT ABOUT 7 MINUTES IN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwhO0MT2xMI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL8FD1BCD8399098C9

I HOPE THIS HELPS!

THIS MAY HELP ALSO

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

RETURN WITH GOOD NEWS

THE MEDIC

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 AT 6:01 AM
  • Tiny
  • Mjohnson
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I did disconnect the battery prior to installing new pump.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 AT 6:15 PM
  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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The computer probably has to relearn the target idle speed

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 AT 11:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • Mjohnson
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Got the air outta the system today and drove it around everything seems to be working good now and no more leaks. THanx for the help

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 AT 10:56 AM

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