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JeepCreep94 02-21-2013 04:47 PM

The gauges didn't say it was overheating but there was smoke coming out from under the hood not by the radiator but right where all the fuses are located and while driving it would not shift and only go to 2400rpms and then started violently shaking. I just replaced the water pump and the thermostat so Im not sure what could be the cause. Does anybody know what could be making this happen?

Frango100 02-21-2013 06:40 PM

Re: Overheating
What kind of smell was coming from the smoke? Was it coolant, electrical burning smell, oil or something else?
Did the check engine light come on?

JeepCreep94 02-21-2013 08:23 PM

Re: Overheating
It smelled like a burning clutch and the smell of new brakes being use for the first time but the smoke was coming from underneath the fuse box under the hood but nothing was on fire or melted and no check engine light came on either

Frango100 02-21-2013 08:47 PM

Re: Overheating
Seems that the tranny was in limp mode. You first have to find the source of the smoke. The smoke was visible at the power distribution center (the fuse and relay box), but it could easily have come from a lower point. You need to carefully inspect the concerned area for any signs which could give an idea where the smoke was coming from. Did you drive normally after the waterpump/thermostat replacement, or was this the first test?
What you said about the smell of new brakes, could it have anything to do with a sticking brake caliper? Would be strange to see the smoke coming from the PDC area, but with wind you never know.

JeepCreep94 02-22-2013 12:40 PM

Re: Overheating
No about three weeks ago after I replaced the pump and thermostat it did the same thing but i felt all four calipers and there was no heat but i didnt drive it after that i just towed it to my mechanics shop

spyder873 02-22-2013 03:10 PM

Re: Overheating
have you checked your tranny fluid?

JeepCreep94 02-22-2013 06:37 PM

Re: Overheating
Yeah everything is normal but we put it on the computer and found out the computer is messed up and is trying to shut the vehicle down because of the key I had made isnt compatible with the security system

Gus9890 02-26-2013 03:40 PM

Re: Overheating
That's the problem with newer vehicles, something as simple as that key issue can throw everything for a loop.

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