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Overheats, new thermostat, checked water pump no clue why,

overheats, new thermostat, checked water...
overheats, new thermostat, checked water pump no clue why
JA: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: been in multiple times. always come up with "new" reasons still overheats
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 2012 wrangler jk
JA: Are you fixing your Wrangler yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: am trying now, flushed cooling system and heater core. replaced themostat, removed and inspected water pump
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: rad was replaced in 2013, chrysler says there's nothing wrong with car
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4/9/2017
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Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. have they checked the head gaskets?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. John aka eauto

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
said there may be a minor leak in one side
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
typing works for now

so they say there is a minor head gasket leak? is it under warranty?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
no longer under warranty and the side that is leaking is not the one that is under recall (extended warranty)
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
also, little to no white smoke in exhaust, no oil in coolant, no bubbles in rad (cap off).
Last time in, chrysler said it was a "no flow" issue and replaced thermostat again. worked for a couple of days, but then overheated. Pulled the thermostat completely. car runs but runs hot.

did he perform a combustion leak test? not all head gaskets failures have intermix and bellow smoke

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No they didn't, said the problem was the thermostat. Latest problem that is. They've replaced all kinds of sensors. Frankly car is a lemon.

sounds like a head gasket leak to me....jeeps are not what they use ta be.... so they did aknowledge a head gasket leak on one bank?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Said possible (Not chrysler). Chrysler said no

im saying head gasket ...any signs of coolant wash on the plugs? any one use a scope to view for coolant wash in the combustion chambers?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok, no but will check that next.
Thanks

that would be my next step ...sounds like a smal small head leak

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
That could cause the engine to over heat to be undriveable?

yes it would

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok thanks. Told my son to steer clear of Chrysler but he had to have a jeep. Has paid half the cost again in repairs.
Thanks for your time

my son did the same thing 6 months ago...... he wanted a jeep because they are "tough"

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