Engine Cooling problem
1998 Jeep Laredo 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 151560 miles
I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6V 4L.
I just bought and installed a new water pump, thermostat, water tempreture sensor, & serpentine belt yesterday.
When I warm it up and let it idle for about 10-15 minutes. The tempreture gets past 210 degrees F then slowly goes to 260 degrees F and my check gauges light comes on. When I turn the ignition off the pressure from the radiator forces the antifreeze back into my coolent resivor and some of the coolant leaks out of the radiator cap. This have been going on a week ago before I replaced the parts I stated above.
The hose that connects from the radiator to the thermostat housing gets hot and tight when the engine reaches 220-230 degrees F.
I have a new thermostate that opens up at 195 degrees F. Also today I bought a new clutch for my fan because the old one went bad. Now it looks like its going to over heat again. It got up to 245 degrees F after driving it for 15 minutes.
Is it the radiator?
any solutions, please help?
It would be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 AT 3:26 PM