Overheating issue

Tiny
ELAINE MCLEMORE
  • 2002 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 232,000 MILES

Outside temperature was sixteen degrees. I went to crank my vehicle and it sounded like ice dislodged, waited a few minutes, and it started over heating. In the summer I had a new radiator installed and they only put regular water back in it. I have drained the water installed antifreeze and a new thermostat, but it is still overheating. The fan is coming on fine and I do not see anything leaking. What else could it be? Never had an issue on overheating until now! Thanks

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 AT 4:43 AM

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Tiny
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Check the mix of coolant, like how good it is to temperature should be at least -20F it may have a frozen radiator. If it does take to a garage and put electric fan powered heater in front to try to melt it to save it. If lucky it works. Then use a a 50/50 mix of antifreeze after everything has been drained out of system. Also, check thermostat as it may be bad and not opening.

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