Do you have to remove the radiator to change water pump on 97 grand Cherokee limited v8?
No but it will give you alot more room to work and radiator fins are very delicate. If you insist on keeping the radiator in place cut out some thick cardboard and place it over the fins. I would most definitely remove it. I have replace the water pump, radiator, and thermostat in my 98 limited 5.9L
Your best bet is to change out the radiator,because if you remove the radiator and take side off to repair the tube you will not get the radiator to seal up the crimps or to soft to get tight enought to keep it from leaking water ,been there ,done that and ended up with new radiator, radiator barn is good place to get a new one.
You should have the 5.2 engine with your Limited, but some have been ordered with the 4.0. The Thermostat is located on the front of the engine at the end of the Radiator hose. It is between the Alternator, and the A/C Compressor. You might find it easier to remove the Alternator to get to the 2 bolts that hold in the Thermostat Housing. remove them, clean the housing and the surface it sits on…
If you take the grill off of the front of the vehicle you should be able to see the radiator. Look on the passenger side of the radiator, your wing nut type plug should be on the side of the radiator. The Jeep Cherokee radiator drain plug is plastic and very fragile. You should remove the lower radiator hose to drain the cooling system.
Drain about 1 Gallon of coolant from radiator Remove housing at engine end of upper radiator hose Make note how thermostat is installed Clean both surfaces Install new thermostat and gasket Re-fill coolant slowly to prevent an "airlock" Start vehicle and watch for leaks Run vehicle to normal operating temperature with heater on Re-check coolant level
Behind the right side headlight surround. Remove the trim around the light and the turn signal. Then remove the turn signal. Follow the wiring harness from the turn signal into the hole behind it. The drain valve is RIGHT there! It may help to remove the headlight also. The Jeep Cherokee radiator drain plug is plastic and very fragile. You should remove the lower radiator hose to drain the cooling system.
You can see it through the grill or behind the passenger side headlamp surround. Jeep Cherokee radiator drain plugs are plastic and very fragile. You should simply remove the lower radiator hose instead of using the drain plug. Answer Remove front headlight trim and grill, passenger side, lower side of radiator, is a hollow hex drain plug Answer yes the drain is on the lower left but its easier to remove the air cleaner box…
do you mean the harmonic balancer...ok..to remove you need to remove the fan and shroud assembly. YOu may need to remove the radiator to get enough room to get a impact gun and a socket on the nut to remove the harmonic balancer if you dont have a impact you are going to have to lock the engine and get a large breaker bar and a socket on the nut and then remove the part.
I just did this repair. First remove the air box. (three bolts). Next remove the right radiator fan (two screws). Now you have plenty of room to remove the hose. Use channel locks for the hose clamps. (remove). Remove hose. Buy new hose clamps. reverse to install. Fill radiator with 50/50 anti-freese. run motor check for leaks. top off radiator again. fill reservouir. there you have it.
On the lower END of the radiator, passenger (right) side. However, this info is NOT useful, as it is well nigh impossible to access with tools or fingers. You can see it (with a mirror), but that's it! Better plan on removing the lower hose to drain. The Jeep Cherokee radiator drain plug is plastic and very fragile. You should remove the lower radiator hose to drain the cooling system.
Unbolt and remove the top cover, or metal shroud. This will give you access to the radiator. Remove the rad. hoses and trans. lines. Unplug and/or remove the two fans ( I left them on the radiator when I removed the radiator) then unbolt the radiator and lift out of the car. It will be somewhat heavy if you do not have the fluids drained from it. I assume you need to get the tanks…