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Help, new owner - antifreeze/coolant

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by corillion, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Mar 28, 2017 at 3:55 PM
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    corillion

    corillion [OP] New Member

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    i can smell antifreeze today when driving my just purchased 2006 jeep tj
    I watched temp as I drove home and no change (it's seems to run around 210)
    When got home, checked under hood. Silver canister need firewall on passenger side is dripping from the three bolt/connections on top.
    Please advise
    What is the canister and where do I go from here. I have only had for 3 weeks.
    Also note, radiator looks full visually but canister to the right of it appears VERY low. I had just added water here last week while topping off windshield fluid.

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  2. Mar 29, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome! That part in the pic looks to be part of the AC system. Chancers are it was dripping moisture pulled from the air. AS for the coolant smell, I spilled coolant on the front of my jeep 2 and a half years ago, and it still smells after all this time. Someone may have just spilled a little. If the coolant level remains the same, I would bet this is what happened.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2017 at 7:32 AM
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    corillion

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    Glad if it's just canister for AC but it was dripping a lot

    As for the radiator, why would the overflow/filler jug be so low again?
    I filled it a few days ago and only drove it once and it went from just below max level to min
     
  4. Mar 29, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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    Not sure. Could be air in the system being purged, or, could be a head gasket leak.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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    corillion

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    So, bad news. Filled up the overflow tank again this morning. Checked underneath and now I see a freKing leak coming from a bolt and gasket. Is this the gasket to the water pump?
    What luck? Ugh

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  6. Mar 29, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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    That is the oil pan. I doubt water is coming from that gasket and bolt. More likely, it is coming from further up. That big round thing in front of the gasket is your Harmonic balancer (reduces motor vibration) and above that not pictured is the waterpump. There are so many places that water can come from on the front of the motor. most likely hoses or where the hoses connect to the motor. Possibly the water pump. the hose that attatches on top of the motor connects to a neck, and under that neck is the thermostat. Many leaks occur around the neck. Trace the water trail back to the leak. Do this while it is running and at running temperature so the system is pressurized and spilling water.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    corillion

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    Oh duh. Doesn't look like oil pans I've dealt with. I feel better about that.
    I will run test as u suggested tomorrow

    Thanks
     
  8. Mar 29, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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