Finally got my '88 Cherokee back from a 1.5 year stay at the shop (don't ask) and now it's overheating (and not starting , but that's another issue). This is my old project truck, with a 350 chevy motor.
After the t-stat kicks in, it slowly starts creeping up to around 230; it doesn't go much further than that if the A/C is off.
Before I took it off the road, it was staying even at 200-210, even on a hot day in stop and go traffic. Right before I handed it off to the shop, the epoxy on the griffin radiator sprung a leak. The shop had it repaired. Radiator isn't leaking, but now I have the overheating problem.
Anyway, I'm assuming the radiator is somehow shot, and I have a few questions:
1) is there ANYTHING else I can check before sinking $$$ into a new radiator? This is an aluminum griffin, and they're not cheap. I don't mind spending the money, but if I don't have to, I'd prefer not to. Radiator has been flushed, outside cleaned, all new hoses, the electric fans work perfectly.
2) I can't seem to find the radiator I bought anywhere -- I'd like to just buy the same one, or at least one with the same fittings/locations.. I can't find it on griffin, or on novack, where I bought it from them a few years ago (I have an email into them, and will call them on Monday). Anyway, anyone recognize this radiator, and know where I can get one? No identifying marks on it as far as I can tell...