My JEEP GC is coolant temp is high and I changed the them...

Q: My JEEP GC is coolant temp is high and I changed the themorstat

asked by on June 02, 2017

My check engine light came on and it was thermostat so j changed it and my coolant temp is much higher than before. Anywhere from 212 to 226 Is this bad? Or is this normal?

My car has 93066 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. While that is a little higher than we would like to see, it is not overwhelmingly hot for the engine. Once it hits 260, you must cut off power to the vehicle. Anything over 260 degrees will seriously damage your engine. If you hit 280 degrees, its likely the engine has been damaged or ruined completely. This slight rise in average temp may be a sign that the water pump is not pumping fast enough. You also want to double check the level of your coolant, and make sure your cooling fans are tuning on to help the engine. You may also want to verify the radiator is not clogged. Again, while you are not in critical danger of overheating, there is cause for concern. Having the cooling system inspected would not be a bad idea, specifically if it gets any worse. For an inspection from our technicians, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

My car won't start up after sitting for awhile unless I apply gas. I don't know if it is my fuel pump relay or my fuel filter.

Sometimes the idle control valve will stick closed and with the throttle closed little to no air gets into the engine when trying to start the engine. You should have the throttle body and idle control valve cleaned to see...

Camshaft position sensor exhaust Port location

Hello. In order to answer your question I would need to know what engine your vehicle has. For most vehicles the exhaust camshaft sensor will go on the cylinder head, on the exhaust camshaft side. That is the side...

How do I lock the doors?

To protect your truck, the doors may be locked. This not only protects your vehicle, but your belongings as well. To lock the doors. Locate the power door lock Switch on the door of your vehicle. Press the left...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Focus Electric
In In 2012, the Ford Focus Electric model went a step farther than other eco-friendly cars. Instead of creating another hybrid model, Ford chose to offer a fully electric vehicle with a very impressive range of 76 city miles and...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus LS
With With a four-generation legacy spanning a quarter of a century, the Lexus LS may not be the riskiest, most cutting-edge vehicle in its class but its devotees don’t mind – the reliability, near perfection of design, and pronounced bent...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura TL
The The 2012 Acura TL has softened features, great fuel economy, and an overall fresh feel compared to past model years. The interior has an elegant and sporty feel to it making it comfortable to ride in. Furthermore, it costs...