1998 Other Jeep Models Over-Heating

Tiny
PHATFINGERZ
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  • 1998 JEEP
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 97,888 MILES
I have a '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited, that keeps warning of Coolant Level Low, even though I fill it with Anti-Freeze.

It also lags in power when I accelerate, and I have found that not all 8 Spark Plugs work. I've removed certain wires to each Plug, and the engine stays lagged, as if only 5 or so, work.

My question; will replacing the Spark Plugs, Wireset, Distrubutor Cap, and Rotor.. as well as the hose that feeds the Coolant to the engine help it run better?


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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 12:35 PM

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Tiny
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Lets give it a tune-up for a start then comeback if it continues to overheat-is it boiling over or actually overheating
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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it actually states "Check Gauge" when I look, it shoots to 270+ degrees, then it shuts off! But it has never smoked. It just shuts off.
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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 12:48 PM
Tiny
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Is it physically overheating? If not could be just the coolant temperature sensor or the engine temperature sender gauge switch acting up or the gauge itself/wiring.
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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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Before I continue, I must say thank you so, so much for replying so quickly. I thought i'd have to wait days. Thank you, Rasmataz!

.I think there may be a hole in the coolant "feeding" hose. Because I find it empty again and again, but I don't see any huge leaks on the ground with I back up the Jeep. It just reads: Coolant Level Low. And it drives right up until it Over-Heats, then it shuts off.
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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
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Well, I took my Jeep in and sure enough, the over-heating issue was much more serious than thought.

The engine is filling with Anti-Freeze and is actually burning it, because the Head Gasket is gone. (Hence, the nasty smelling while smoke coming out the exsaust), I was offered to get it replaced with a 65,000 Mile engine, (Mine has only 97,000), for $2,200. (With 3 Month Warrenty.)

My question now; Is $2,200 a good price for a new engine job?


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Monday, January 5th, 2009 AT 8:37 AM
Tiny
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How much are they charging to replace the headgasket? Other than the new engine job.
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Monday, January 5th, 2009 AT 11:25 AM

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