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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee cooling system problems

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 051998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

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I am a friend who will describe the problems that celena has encountered with her Grand Cherokee Laredo. The first, she noticed a spraying of oily fluid near the top of the radiator more towards the area near the battery. At that point, she noticed that the interior portion of the hood had some dark oily spot. I has suspicion that it had originated from a leaking 3/8 -1/2" fitting attached to the side of the radiator and leading towards the bottom of the transmission. She brought it in the dealership for an inspection. Master mechanic inspected the suspected area. Due to the fact that the transmission fluid line connects to the radiator to allow the oil to cool or something like that. Anyways, they went ahead and placed teflon tape at the area. Problem #2, I notice some oil on the front driver side floor mat. The location of the spill had occurred underneath, to the left, of the steering wheel column or underneath where they would place the connector to perform the computer diagnostic. The area would be where the left foot would normal rest on the mat. The area of the spill was about 8" in length and 3" in width. The viscosity would be of a dirty brake fluid oil, hydraulic, or power steering fluid. The amount would be about 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoon full. I am concerned that it could be damaging something if the oil vacated a reservoir/fluid line or the risk that the brakes can fail if it is brake fluid. Problem #3 - right rear passenger window intermittently does not move up or down when it is opened or closed. Thxs in advance...please help.

- Salinas, CA, USA

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