Engine Cooling problem
2000 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 115000 miles
I went to start my car and noticed battery gauge low and power steering out and the temperature gauge running a little hot. Popped the hood and noticed the fan belt (v belt I think is the proper term) broke. I replaced the belt, alligned and tightened everything up, but when I started the engine I noticed the belt was not moving and I heard a loud high pitched squealing ( I assume this was the belt rubbing against the pulley). I noticed the coolant looked dirty (I'm sure I need to flush it). I've heard Chrysler water pumps go bad quicker than other brands especially when the coolant is contaminated. Something to do with a plastic piece in them. Anyway. Would this be a bad water pump? Any other possibilities?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 10:06 AM