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Need Help!!! 2003 Liberty Overheated

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by jgsxr750, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. jgsxr750

    jgsxr750 Member
    Messages: 84

    my wifes 2003 jeep liberty overheated today. vehicle has 150k miles and she has put every mile on it since it was new. car never overheated or had problems with coolant system in the past. i found a small crack at the top of the radiator and plan on changing that plus water pump, t-stat and hoses. what would have caused this to happen out the blue? is this a normal issue with this car and does anyone think the head gasket is bad? Just had new tranny put in at 130k miles but other than that the car has only cost we brakes and 2 sets of tires. Any help is greatly appreciated. Great site. :drinkup:
     
  2. snowrangler

    snowrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Do not jump to head gasket conclution! Ihad one of these with so called head gasket problems diagnosed by another shop- during my teardown and diagnosis I found a casting plug on back side of water pump leeking into timming chain area and down into oil pan making oil milky just like a head gasket would
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    My 06 ate a water pump at 80K, easiest WP swap I've ever done it is a 15 minute job.
     
  4. c2weech

    c2weech Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Same thing happened to my girlfriends '02 liberty at about 140k. Small crack at the top of radiator. New radiator, t stat, and water pump changed. been good as new for the last 8k miles so I would say this is a normal Liberty issue