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Old 07-26-2014, 07:12 PM
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How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

Can anyone advise how to do this?

I'm going on a road trip and don't need to get stuck driving a jeep with an overheating problem caused when a message that says transmission over temp comes on.

Is there a way to keep my engine cool so as to I don't get this message anymore, it seems to happen when I take a random long drive.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:28 PM
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Re: How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

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Can anyone advise how to do this?

I'm going on a road trip and don't need to get stuck driving a jeep with an overheating problem caused when a message that says transmission over temp comes on.

Is there a way to keep my engine cool so as to I don't get this message anymore, it seems to happen when I take a random long drive.
so your actually having trans issues and not engine issues? they are 2 separate components. I know you asked about cooling the engine down, but if your just getting a trans temp warning then pulling the flaps will do nothing to cool it.

when was the last time it was serviced? now that I know the issue is in trans cooling, you could try to install a larger trans cooler.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:08 PM
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Re: How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

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so your actually having trans issues and not engine issues? they are 2 separate components. I know you asked about cooling the engine down, but if your just getting a trans temp warning then pulling the flaps will do nothing to cool it.

when was the last time it was serviced?

The Transmission oils, Transmission filters, transmission cooler lines, and waterpump (not related) have been changed and serviced, and already inspected several times over the last year.

now that I know the issue is in trans cooling, you could try to install a larger trans cooler.

That could be very interesting!
However, I really believe something simple, perhaps even a simple wire, or fuse or cable is just causing electrical bugs. That is what I thought, but the message seems to come on when I drive a bit too far or long, and the last time I pulled over to the check the engine compartment it was WAY hotter than usual in there, especially over the radiator or waterpump area, center right side somewhere.

It was very hot in there. So now I am thinking perhaps because of that heat, it could be causing a sensor on the transmission to spit that message because it too is being affected by the heat.

By the way, I just thought of this, the message seems to come on also after a long drive, than I park, and take off too soon. This has happened 90+% of time when the message came on.

That tells me that when I stop the car, which than causes the heat to no longer get ventilated from the wind while I'm driving, so by stopping the Jeep, I cause all the heat to stay in one place, than when I start it, the message will go on, and quickly disappear after I start driving. One time though, it kept staying on while I was driving on the highway for 30 minutes. That is what I don't like, I think I'll get an AAA membership to play it safe.

It could also be the fact that my jeep is all Black and attracts major heat some days. I've noticed strong UV or strong sun rays will cause electronic bugs sometimes, perhaps I should paint it all silver!!
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Re: How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

Those flaps are there to direct air across your radiator. Leaving them or taking them off will do nothing to solve your problem
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Those flaps are there to direct air across your radiator. Leaving them or taking them off will do nothing to solve your problem
Well let me know when you can do well over 115mph and your temp gauge doesn't move. With them in there was a steady climb in temps
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Re: How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

I wouldn't go over 100mph in any Jeep but what I do I know. I don't have red wire loom or anything like that.

The car is engineered with the flaps, why would they add something to make the cooling less efficient. Zj people make their own flaps because they are often forgotten when reinstalling the radiator.

This guy has some serious problems and you are telling him to remove two
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I wouldn't go over 100mph in any Jeep but what I do I know. I don't have red wire loom or anything like that.

The car is engineered with the flaps, why would they add something to make the cooling less efficient. Zj people make their own flaps because they are often forgotten when reinstalling the radiator.

This guy has some serious problems and you are telling him to remove two
Rubber flaps
How about you go further up in the thread where i said pulling them wont help his issue.

What does my red wire loom have to do with anything? I know for track use mine runs cooler with out them in
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Re: How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

Hey guys, it's ok I've been driving for 3 weeks now it has not happened again. I think it was that heat wave..we'll see.

Is there anyway this was happening because we installed a Cardone water pump?
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Hey guys, it's ok I've been driving for 3 weeks now it has not happened again. I think it was that heat wave..we'll see.

Is there anyway this was happening because we installed a Cardone water pump?
No. As you had stated, you were having trans overtemp warnings. The water pump has nothing to do with the trans.

Likely is was weather related but id keep an eye out for it. Im tartin to thing it may be a trans temp sensor that had a hiccup
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Re: How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

Or he actually has transmission issues. I may have missed it, but I don't think he ever mentioned getting the transmission serviced. Should have had a drain and fill and filter changes by now for an 06 surely. I'm not sure if the 4.7L uses the 545RFE like the 5.7L does, but getting my trans serviced at 100k made worlds of difference in terms of performance and feel. I'm sure it cooled more efficiently too.
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Re: How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

Trans oils changed 10000 miles ago and trans filters
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Re: How to pull the rubber flaps from eighter side of the radiator

Also trans oil temp normal when tested at dealer last month...must be a pcm or sensor hiccup
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