1999 Jeep Laredo car overheating

Tiny
JL2WALK
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  • 1999 JEEP LAREDO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 131,000 MILES
My car only overheats if i'm idling in trafffic for more than 10 minutes. Once I start moving my therostat gauge starts to go down and it's fine. Is my thermosta maybe bad?
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 8:12 PM

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Tiny
BEEF99
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More than likely it is your water pump, they are about $20-$40 at the auto parts store and you should buy one at carquest, they are the more reliable ones that I have found. The 4.0 engine is known for water pumps.
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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 AT 9:50 AM
Tiny
TZICKELL
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I would frist replace the Thermostat here is a good one for $13.54 there is a link to a place you can get a good part from
I as well want to say I agree with the person that posted water pump I would check the thermostat frist as it sounds like it is locked closed if you replace bolth and still have a problem it could be a hole in a hose, bad radater cap, cloged radater. I hope I was of help and it's a cheep fix.
Thomas

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Stant Thermostat
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STANT THERMOSTAT -- 180%XB0 F, A Direct Fit OE Replacement Engine Coolant Thermostat, Made Of High Strength Stainless Steel Assembly, Offers Engineered Springs For Smooth Performance, Comes With Self-Cleaning And Self-Aligning Thermostat Valve
Fit Note: Alternate Temperature
Fits the following 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee submodels:

1999:Laredo; 6 Cyl 4.0L; "GAS, FI, VIN S"
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Sunday, January 31st, 2010 AT 4:53 PM

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