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    Jeep leaking coolant

    Lately whenever I park my car after taking a drive I have had coolant (I think) making a puddle under my jeep. It stops after a few minutes and when I turn the car on I can't see anything leaking. The coolant is sprayed all over the engine bay and it looks like one of the big hoses in bubbled out near the front of the motor.

    Anyone want to chime in to tell me whats up or take a look at it?
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    I'd replace the hose that has a bubble in it, it's cheap enough.

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    Replace hose. Maybe replace the t-stat while you're at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72 Virginians View Post
    Replace hose. Maybe replace the t-stat while you're at it.
    So the bubble is why its leaking? I just don't want to deal with a mess of coolant everywhere whenever I park my car. Could pressure cause the bubble or what?

    My temps are perfect fwiw

    Would you guys recommend flushing my rad?
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    It's hard to say, but if it's bubbling, it could be cracked as well. A new hose is cheap and easy to replace, it's just a good place to start.

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    Replace the hose, flush your coolant, and refill. You may as well replace the other hoses and T-stat as well. You'll thank yourself later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpenceXJ View Post
    Lately whenever I park my car after taking a drive I have had coolant (I think) making a puddle under my jeep. It stops after a few minutes and when I turn the car on I can't see anything leaking. The coolant is sprayed all over the engine bay and it looks like one of the big hoses in bubbled out near the front of the motor.

    Anyone want to chime in to tell me whats up or take a look at it?
    Pay close attn. to the back of the water pump pulley also wiggle the fan to check 4 play. I have seen many cases where the bearing in the pump goes bad and will only leak when under pressure and moving. Coolant doesn't evaporate though so there will be evidence around the pulley. I do hope it's just a hose though 4 money's sake. I would take the advice of the other guys though it's ALWAYS a good idea to change your Tstat whenever you have any type of cooling system condition. A lot of people just don't realize how important that little $8 part really is especially if you have EFI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedevl View Post
    Pay close attn. to the back of the water pump pulley also wiggle the fan to check 4 play. I have seen many cases where the bearing in the pump goes bad and will only leak when under pressure and moving. Coolant doesn't evaporate though so there will be evidence around the pulley. I do hope it's just a hose though 4 money's sake. I would take the advice of the other guys though it's ALWAYS a good idea to change your Tstat whenever you have any type of cooling system condition. A lot of people just don't realize how important that little $8 part really is especially if you have EFI.


    WOW We dont see that at all, LOL, Wait I just did that to jeep now no more coolant leak, For now it is a jeep 4.0, Thay leak from the factory! LOL
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    maybe from the weep hole its on the bottom of the water pump.

    but you said that it is spraying all over the engine bay that would probablly be because it might be hitting the fan and spreading all over the place

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    Probably the water pump...

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    Weird thing today the jeeps temp gauge went down a notch from where it normaly is so its running cooler? haha what the h3ll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    haha text me back a$$hat
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpenceXJ View Post
    haha text me back a$$hat
    i haven't gotten it... sprint sucks, like last night i didn't get your text til this morning, it woke me up along with 2 other texts haha, i'm calling

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    The hose shouldn't have a bubble in it. The bubble means there is a weak spot there and your hose is about to blow. I would change that hose out immediately or you might find yourself stuck on the side of the road.

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