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Ok so I'm new, and I have a new to me 2002 GCL 4.7. Within 2 days of ownership found it took forever to warm up. Also had the error code for cold engine. I drained the coolant, removed the thermostat and found it had been modified by drilling holes into the sides, also it was installed with the springs towards the radiator which I think was backwards, I replaced the thermostat with springs towards the engine block, the Antifreeze burped it real good and all is well so far.

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Engine is doing better after replaceing the thermostat and turning it around, it warms up faster and maintains a normal temperature, no more error codes. Now I will focus my attention on the transfer case which has a leak, I hate oil leaks, don't know if I will fix it myself or take it to the shop. I am not hearing any noise from it so I don't think it has damage. I do hear a bit of whine from the rear differential. The Jeep has 202K miles on it but not bad for a used 4X4, and I got it for what I think was a fair price.
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