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Radiator with winch installed not getting enough air

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by golfgod, May 11, 2020.

  1. May 11, 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    golfgod

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    i have a winch which blocks part of my radiator, then i carry a chainsaw on top of the winch, so a good part of my radiator is not getting air. when the weather is hot, 75-80 degree's, when i'm in the woods going slow , i don't get enough air flow and i over heat. does anyone else have this problem and what can be done to make it better ? at hiway speeds it's ok.
     
  2. May 11, 2020 at 5:04 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    On my '86 with the original two row radiator and a Warn HS9000 winch, there has been no getting warm issues. I would suggest replacing the items that have not been replaced in a while or at least checking like coolant, thermostat, radiator cap, and fan clutch. Although the fan clutch is a good possibility.
     
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  3. May 11, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    Welcome @golfgod ...follow the maintenance items suggested but the underlying problem is likely the blockage preventing adequate air flow to reduce engine temperatures. Could look into a radiator upgrade (Mishimoto) or adding electric fans or improving air flow (lower winch mount / relocate chain saw) or hood vents.

    https://www.mishimoto.com/jeep-wrangler-jk-radiator-v2-07-18.html
     
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  4. May 12, 2020 at 6:18 AM
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    thanks for your suggestion's guy's. i'll give them a try !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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