Coolant Leak and Engine Idle Problem

Tiny
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I have a 98 Wrangler that appears to be leaking coolant internally. The vehicle also idles low for the first few minutes after turning it on. Are these problems related and what could be the cause of the leak?
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Friday, July 28th, 2006 AT 2:47 PM

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Tiny
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Do you know where the water is going? Oil pan, or being burned?

Either way, if it is the V6 engine you have, then it is probably a leaking intake manifold gasket or possibly a head gasket.
If you have the 4 cylinder, then it most likely is your head gasket.
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Friday, July 28th, 2006 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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Check your oil cap and your exhaust.
White smoke or milky looking under the cap.
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Saturday, July 29th, 2006 AT 10:29 AM
Tiny
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Do you think the low idle could be related to the coolant leak a la the o2 sensor perhaps?
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Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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Do you think the low idle could be related to the coolant leak a la the o2 sensor perhaps?[/Quote:7cf94ca289]

I would say the two problems are probably not related. However, if you dont address the coolant leak, you may end up doing more damage to the engine.
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Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 AT 4:11 PM

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