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I have a link in my jeep. Everytime I drive my Jeep I have to put water or coolant in the reserve area for the radiator. I can only drive a short distance then the jeep will turn off . I am not sure if it is over heating! It is not linking from the radiator. Can someone help me to let me know if I can do anything about the link?
 

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I assume you are referring to a coolant leak?

Coolant will leak typically in 4 places:
1. Externally, hoses, radiator, engine freeze plugs, water pump seal.
2. Internally, inside the engine crankcase. Very obvious if you look at the oil fill cap and oil dipstick. As we say, milkshake in the motor!
3. Internally, into the combustion chamber. Usually cylinder head gasket or cracked cylinder head. Will typically have a lot of white exhaust smoke.
4. Internally, into the the exhaust port in the cylinder head. Will typically have a lot of white exhaust smoke.

You need to remove the oil fill cap and look under the oil fill cap and in the valve cover for a white foamy build up. You also need to have the engine cooling system pressure tested for leaks and/or abnormal pressure build up caused by combustion gases entering the coolant system.

Also make sure you thermostat is working and the car has a functional coolant recovery tank. Remember, when liquids are heated they expand and when they cool they contract. A working coolant recovery system is necessary in all vehicles.

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