Jump to content

Jeep General Discussion Forum | Jeep Cherokee Forum | Jeep Commander Forum | Jeep Grand Cherokee Forum | Jeep Liberty Forum | Jeep Patriot Forum | Jeep Wrangler Forum

Baraz

Wrangler heating while towing

Recommended Posts

Noticed last two times, that my wrangler is kicking up heat gauge by 20-30% above normal while towing two quad-bike trailer. Any reason for this little overheating connection with towing or servicing the car?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because you're dragging extra weight and an unaerodynamic mass behind it, the engine has to work harder therefore produces more heat. 

Has this happened before or have you just started towing the trailer?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my friend's american specs wrangler also have heating issues.. also it's quite normal as Barry said

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just started towing my friend trailer to taste the bike fun, and in both occasions my Jeep temp was running bit higher than usual. Otherwise it has never overheated at all on road and with bbq or camping drives even. 

Do you have any solution for this little overheating while dragging extra weight, as I stopped going with that friend now after two incidents.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Baraz said:

this little overheating 

i don't think its a matter to take it too seriously... its just little ye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the reasons I don't like jeeps and sold mine only after 3-4 months of owing it. Every time I took it to the dunes the gauge would go up exactly as described above and since there were a ton of jeepers around, they said this is totally normal and all their vehicles behaved in the same manner. I just couldn't get used to it and never really enjoyed it as one eye was on the dunes and one eye on the temp gauge. Hence as soon as I got a good offer I sold it without even thinking twice.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to elaborate on what desertdude jsut pointed out, if you ask any Jeep owner the reason for the heating issue, hardly anyone would have a solution, but a common phrase to make them feel better: "All Jeeps run hot".

Just a joke: If you are going for BBQ, no need to take the extra load of a BBQ grill and extras when you have a Jeep, just leave the food on the Jeep bonnet for 30 minutes and you will have a nicely cooked meal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If its staying still after the rise, I wouldnt be bothered until it reaches 80% or 90% just before the last limit. I drove my Pajero in low gear once for few kms and temp rose and stay steady until I shift back to high gear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys for replies and I think I should forget about this little overheating, as it's only under towing load.

Have a nice day guys

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would look into changing the thermostat from the stock to one with lower temperature like a 180F thermostat this will open at lower temperatures than the stock thermostat. 

If that doesn't help then you need to consider a radiator upgrade. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of use