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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Thermostat
Common signs include the temperature gauge reading being very high or changing erratically, engine overheating, and coolant leaks.
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How to Buy a Good Quality Thermostat
While many people are familiar with the major parts in their vehicle, there are all kinds of smaller parts that play a vital role as well. The thermostat is one of those parts...
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How to Troubleshoot a Faulty Car Thermostat
When you are concerned about the routine maintenance of your car, it is natural to get to a point where you will ask yourself, what is a thermostat? And more importantly,...
How Long Does a Thermostat Last?
No matter what kind of car or truck you drive, it has a thermostat in it. This thermostat is responsible for monitoring and regulating the coolant temperature in your vehicle's engine. If you...
How to Change a Radiator Valve
A radiator valve allows coolant into the radiator in order to cool off the engine once the coolant has reached a certain temperature.
4 Essential Things You Should Know About the Heating and Air Conditioning System in Your Car
When you get into your vehicle, you simply expect the air conditioner or the heater to work when you need them. When something goes wrong with these systems, it can make...

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Changed/removed the thermostat, now idles up and down over and over... 1994 Honda Accord
Hello - if I understand correctly, you may have completely removed the thermostat, rather than replaced it? If so, the engine will warm up more slowly, and that will confuse the engine management computer, and cause the engine to run...
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After starting my car, the secondary fan suddenly turns on now, and a few minutes later, appears to be overheating. 2011 BMW 740i
Hello - the possibly "false overheating" symptoms you are experiencing may be caused by a faulty thermostat, which is electric, and linked to the engine management software on this engine. If the thermostat is sticking closed, the engine would overheat...
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Temp going up and down and jerking while driving.
The issue seems to be the head gasket is burned on your vehicle. The coolant is getting into the cylinders and the combustion gases are getting into the cooling system. This would explain why the engine would jerk when driving...
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what does it mean when your car looses it pwer when your driving
Hello, thank you for writing in. Overheating the engine does major damage, and at a point will ruin the engine. Be careful to not overheat the engine and get this resolved ASAP. The vehicle is likely suffering from issues with...
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My Ford Ranger 1998 got too hot and I heard a pop.
Hi there. The noise you heard could have been fuel left in the cylinder when the engine was hot and igniting the fuel as an explosion. That is why you saw smoke coming out of the pipe on the engine....
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I've been told I have 2 thermostats on my 2013 Chrysler 200 touring?
There are two separate thermostats in your application, a primary and a secondary. The primary and secondary thermostats have different temperature profiles in terms of their opening temperature because they are located on different areas of the engine. The primary...
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My engine is overheating.
Hi there. Check the condition of the coolant and see if its full and new. I recommend putting a new radiator cap on and putting in a new thermostat. Once a thermostat is introduced to the atmosphere after being submerged...
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overheating
The thermostat should not be removed from the engine (except for short term testing) and that tactic is never an accepted repair strategy that a professional mechanic would employ to solve an engine overheating problem. Removing the engine thermostat will...
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The cost to replace the engine cooling thermostat depends on whether you have the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder and gas versus diesel. These engines are quite different which means the labor cost to access the thermostat varies. If you...
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overheating issue with my vehicle.
Hi there. If the reservoir is on the add line and is low but there is no coolant to be found anywhere, check the engine oil to see if its milky. If the oil is normal color, then the coolant...
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Car diagnoses says bad thermostat and shop said they had to replace the whole housing system as it isn't separate
I have verified that the thermostat is only replaced with the housing since the housing and thermostat are built together and not sold or replaced separately.
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Can you figure out why it's overheating?
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator,...
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The engine is running hot.
The seal or gasket is not sealed properly on the thermostat housing. A loose bolt, torn gasket, or wet silicone will cause the thermostat housing to leak. If you need further assistance with a coolant leak, then seek out a...
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My heater is blowing cold air.
If the engine temperature is not abnormally low, then a stuck open thermostat is not likely to be the cause of inadequate cabin heat. Common causes of no cabin heat include malfunctioning blend door(s) (part of the in-dash ventilation network),...
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Thermostat replacement on my engine.
The thermostat housing is held on by 2 bolts. The back bolt could be either removed by using a universal type of extension and tool on your ratchet, or removing the intake manifold to gain access to the bolt location....
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Leaky thermostat
It should be leakproof with the supplied gasket used alone. If it is leaking the flanges might have had residue on them, be distorted, or pitted. Although adding sealant "might" overcome those latter defects when you disassemble it just be...
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2001 Monte Carlo 3.4L overheating. Does not blow warm air.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. After the radiator was replaced the coolant system should have been pressure tested to make sure there are no more leaks present. If there are no more leaks present the coolant system...
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Does non-climate control car AC cut-in & cut-off automatically?
A/C systems that used fixed displacement compressors will cycle on and off (the compressor that is) depending on cooling demand. If you have a variable displacement compressor in your vehicle, though, the compressor may hardly ever cycle simply because the...
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Car Temperature Rising
You should first confirm that the temperature controlled radiator cooling fans are functioning. If they are not working, or not working well, that would cause overheating at idle. The only way to condemn a radiator, other than if it is...
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Acura TL 08 leaking coolant thermostat repair gasket broken price for labor if I have all parts including thermostat coolant And g
You are welcome to buy your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs. When reviewing your quote online, open the “price breakdown” tab, and click on “parts options.” From there,...

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