October 16, 2013, wednesday early evening, east of the pacific ocean, selectee for truly random and boring Parking lot photo of the moment grand platinum prize winner! Summary Replacing the thermostat on your 4. Make sure the spring goes on the inside of the head. Start the engine, get out of the jeep and check for any leaks that may be occurring from a loose hose, bleeder screw, etc. If corrosion is present clean and lubricate the connection with some electrical grease. If you have any questions or comments about this short tutorial please feel free to leave them in the comments below! Also pop out the thin hose from the clips that is held in near where the 10mm bolts come out. Low Coolant level within the reservoir bottle below the min line, but still barely visible in the bottom of the bottle Note: Yours may be totally empty.
Once the level stops dropping and stays consistent, all air should be bled from the system. Bolt the thermostat housing back on. I would definately replace the thermostat first. Let the engine run for a few minutes until the electric cooling fan kicks in you'll hear it turn on. Again the light popped back up last night and I want to get this rectified. Step 7: Using your T30 Torx Socket, with socket wrench and short extension loosen the top and bottom bolts holding the thermostat housing to the engine block.
Any other thoughts, besides replacing thermostat or sensor. Hey last chance Rehashing an old thread here but I just put the mishi in my 15 and wondering did you bleed the system after install? Install the cap and fill the reservoir. Step 10: Replace the radiator hose and hose clamp onto the new thermostat housing. The upper house should be considerably hotter than the lower hose. Reached back home and took a look in the diagnostics, I was able to get the P0128 - Thermostat Rationality error code. I will be the first to acknowledge that a little bit of knowledge and know-how can be dangerous. A custom tuner can stop the code with a custom Diablo tune.
It would turn off by itself a day or so later so I never checked it, until now. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. If the belt is in the way, just loosen the tensioner and push the belt out of the way. Be careful to not put large cuts on the surface. Once the fan kicks in, you can turn the engine off and let it cool. . Fill the radiator to the top with coolant, start the engine with the cap off, once the thermostat opens, the coolant level will typically drop quite a bit, top off the coolant while the engine is running.
I felt like temps were getting to high with the Jet and I was going to just buy another Jet in case mine was faulty but decided to try a different brand 180. Mopar is the replacement part, accessory, and performance part division of Chrysler vehicles. I believe it was either from a video at the time I had watched or a different non-jeep forum that had explained some of the process for replacing the housing for the 3. If the upper hose is colder than it's stuck closedDid this test earlier and that's one of my reasons to go for a replacement. They are not the same as recalls. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. I have looked into that.
After the clamp is off slid out of the way, twist and pull the radiator hose off the housing it may need some coaxing. Place the radiator cap on, and you're done. If the temperature continues to climb past that point you may have air in the cooling system or a part of your cooling system may need to be replaced or upgraded. If they feel about the same temp it's stuck open. Step 6: Using your pliers, squeeze and slide the hose clamp on the radiator hose going to the thermostat housing over to the right. They both have simple clamps on them and are pretty easy to remove.
Once this is complete, add coolant into the radiator until it starts to bleed out of the bleeder screw you just loosened. I have 88k on car. Installing the New Thermostat Now you can install your new thermostat housing. Also for me, I replace the tstat on all my vehicles around 30k to 50k just as a preventative measure. If you install the cap before the thermostat opens you risk the chance of running the system low on coolant and introducing more air to the system. However, there are a few specific steps that must be performed during the refill process.
Install the cap and fill the reservoir. Our sales team will be glad to spend a few minutes confirming the part is applicable to your vehicle before placing your order. Again, keep an eye on the temp gauge during this process. In addition to our competitive prices, you can be confident that all of the products we sell are 100% guaranteed authentic, brand new, and first quality. I am a guy with tools and a jeep, and I am willing to try to fix things myself with the intent of learning something new, and saving some money.