1998 Jeep Cherokee Water pump went out.

Tiny
WALKBYFAITH
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  • 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 169,000 MILES
Why in the world if I had my water pump go out would my engine run really ruff during idle and even stall on me? I checked the oil and there was no milky mixture in there. Engine did get hot but I shut it off before it got too hot. It died on me twice and didnt want to start again. Im not completely stupid when it comes to cars, I know quite a few things, but I just cant figure out why it would be running ruff and stall on me. Please help.
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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 AT 11:14 AM

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Tiny
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Has the check engine light come on? Also, have you checked compression to make sure you didn't blow a head gasket?
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 2:45 AM
Tiny
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Has the check engine light come on? Also, have you checked compression to make sure you didn't blow a head gasket? FInally, does it seem to have the same amount of power it always has?
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