Engine Cooling problem
1999 Jeep Cherokee V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
When driving my Jeep a foamy white liquid started blowing out from under the hood/grill area. I immediately looked at temp guages and they were normal. I immediately pulled over and turned off engine. Normally I would send it to the shop but lost job so had it towed home for repair. Radiator had a long split. After replacing radiator, the heater doesn't work and radiator boils. We had a mechanic friend come over to help because it was a big project just to get radiator out. Water pump was replaced a few years ago. We had noticed a bass whining kinda like a loud hum (not shrill or high pitched) noise the day before it broke down when it was put it Reverse. There had also been a clicking when we turned on the heater for awhile which sounded like the fan bumping against something under the passenger side dashboard. This would stop when we turned the heater/air off. We though the antifreeze was good? And it had antifreeze in it. Any ideas as to why the radiator cracked and why replacing the radiator isn't fixing it. Boils and no cab heat - fan works but blows cold air. After the mechanic installed the new radiator he reved the engine to warm it up. I noticed today that there was leakage from tailpipe. I'm hoping this is because of the engine revving. Any help is greatly appreciated as I can't afford the "let's repalce this and see if that's the problem" and "okay, that didn't work so let's replace." Sorry, but can't donate much right now. Thanks so much! Lin
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 7th, 2010 AT 10:55 AM