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Old 01-22-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Jeep Overheating After Car Accident

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Well yesterday LI experienced its first snow storm of the year so naturally I was cut off on the expressway and slid into a guardrail.
I hit the passenger corner, the headlight is completely destroyed and the corner panel is crushed. Luckily the passenger door was barely missed but the window must've been knocked off the track because it's stuck down. After, my car drove fine until it started overheating. A good jeep-driving samaritan stopped to help me out and looked under the hood, he was pretty sure that the damage was only cosmetic and couldn't see anything wrong. Does anyone have any ideas? My radiator is full and as far as I can tell not leaking so I'm not sure where to go from here
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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Re: Jeep Overheating After Car Accident

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Hai
Well yesterday LI experienced its first snow storm of the year so naturally I was cut off on the expressway and slid into a guardrail.
I hit the passenger corner, the headlight is completely destroyed and the corner panel is crushed. Luckily the passenger door was barely missed but the window must've been knocked off the track because it's stuck down. After, my car drove fine until it started overheating. A good jeep-driving samaritan stopped to help me out and looked under the hood, he was pretty sure that the damage was only cosmetic and couldn't see anything wrong. Does anyone have any ideas? My radiator is full and as far as I can tell not leaking so I'm not sure where to go from here
NearlyHeadlessNikk,

Check and make sure your radiator fans are working. A bad or faulty radiator fan can prevent adequate cooling of circulating engine coolant, which can cause an engine to overheat.

With your car in park, start your car and check weather or not if overheating occurs with HVAC compressor on or off (turn heat on high/then off).

It also may be a case of coincidence. I would begin with a complete over-all look and make sure hoses are not crimped. I know you checked but check again. If nothing is noticed, I would begin with T-Stat.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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Re: Jeep Overheating After Car Accident

its probably your fan relay or wire hardness to it. its located under the passenger headlight lamp.
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