1995 Jeep Cherokee Q&A
1995 Jeep Cherokee Question: Head gasket problem
Does the engine run rough or run hot? Have you had mysterious coolant loss or exces pressure building up in the radiator? The most accurate way to test for a blown head gasket on a gasoline engine is to test for the presence of carbon monoxide in the cooling system. Snap-On, Matco (part # CO 2000), and Napa sell a tool to check to carry out this test. Another link to a supplier of this tool is http://www.etoolcart.com/combustion-leak-detector-lis75500.aspx. Carbon Monoxide is only present if there is a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/head_gasket_or_combustion_leak_test.htm I think the Napa part number 700-1006. http://www.blockchek.com/instructions.htm . Signs of a blown head gasket are coolant loss (frequently have to top up the coolant level of the engine without seeing an obvious leak), experiencing over heating or rough engine running or the presence of white sweet smelling steam from the exhaust. A badly blown head gasket may allow engine coolant and oil to mix. - patrick mannion
MY head gasket for my Jeep Cherokee Laredo, 6 inline cyll. engine blew on the water intake side...
How much should I be looking at to replace head gasket on my Jeep.
The head gasket may seep oil externally. An updated head gasket is available that will prevent any more oil seepage.
how much should it cost to have a cracked head and or a head gasket repaired on the 4.0 liter?