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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.
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,...
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.
How Long Does a Thermostat Last?
No 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 were to look at the thermostat...
How to Buy a Good Quality Heater
In In the dead of winter, when the cold air is nipping at your heels, nothing is better than climbing into a nice, toasty warm car. However, having a heater problem like a heater that blows cold air or leaks...
How to Buy a Good Quality Thermostat
While 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 that many don't think about, but...
How to Buy a Good Quality Thermostat
While 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 that many don't think about, but...
4 Essential Things You Should Know About the Heating and Air Conditioning System in Your Car
When 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 driving unbearable in some climates. Consider the following...
How a Car's Heating System Works
The The sun sets, and the air has a chill. You pause to flip your jacket collar up, and you walk briskly to your car door and slide into the driver's seat. Once you start your car, it’s only moments...
How a Car's Heating System Works
The The sun sets, and the air has a chill. You pause to flip your jacket collar up, and you walk briskly to your car door and slide into the driver's seat. Once you start your car, it’s only moments...
How a Car's Cooling System Works
Have Have you ever considered the thousands of times explosions occur in your engine? If you're like most people, that thought never enters your mind. Every time a spark plug fires, the fuel and air mixture in that cylinder blows...
How a Car's Cooling System Works
Have Have you ever considered the thousands of times explosions occur in your engine? If you're like most people, that thought never enters your mind. Every time a spark plug fires, the fuel and air mixture in that cylinder blows...

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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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Why is my car running hot?
Hi there. Your vehicle running hot only when driving could be the thermostat only partially opening. It may be the result of air trapped in the cooling system when the radiator was replaced. The cooling system may need to be...
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Why is my car running hot?
Hi there, thank you for asking about your 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. In most cases, the symptoms you're describing are related to a problem with your radiator thermostat. The thermostat is supposed to open the radiator to flow coolant into...
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where is the thermostat housing?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Pontiac G6. To replace your thermostat, all you have to do is follow the upper radiator hose to the left side of the motor, above the A/C compressor, and you will see the...
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where is the thermostat
Your thermostat is located in the front of the engine right next to the distributor just above the water pump. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to -diagnose and replace your thermostat.
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What do you think could be wrong?
Hello. If the vehicle overheated to the point where steam started to escape, you are better off replacing the engine altogether. Once the cooling system is filled with water, it can be pressure tested to see if there are still...
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What do I have to do to change a thermostat
Drain the coolant a little to lower coolant level below thermostat housing. Remove throttle inlet tube for access to thermostat housing under throttle body. Remove upper hose and heater hoses from housing. Remove housing bolts and replace thermostat. Reinstall components...
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Water pump
The 5.7 L engine on the 2007 Toyota Tundra has a timing chain, and the 4.7 L engine has a timing belt. If you have the model with a 4.7 L engine, you will want to purchase a timing...
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Truck overheating
Check to see if the cooling fan clutch is fully engaging when the engine is heating up. You can test this by putting a tissue in front of the radiator or condenser to see if the fan flow is strong...
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Truck overheating
If your coolant is low, you may have a leak that needs repaired. If your coolant level is normal, the problem may be with your thermostat (this part regulates engine temp), the cooling fan, or radiator. You need to have...
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thermostat?
It is not uncommon for the temperature gauge to drop when the heater is switched on, especially in colder situations (below 40 degrees f). The thermostat should be able to control the engine temperature in a way that you should...
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Thermostat stuck
If you are referring to the engine cooling system thermostat, if that thermostat is stuck closed or partly closed, your engine will overheat but such will be obvious upon reading the engine temperature gauge on the instrument panel. Obviously, if...
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Thermostat stuck
A stuck closed thermostat will cause a reduction of coolant getting into the radiator so heat can be transferred out of the cooling system. The thermostat will need to be replaced if it is indeed stuck closed and the cooling...
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Thermostat not working
Hello. If a thermostat is completely stuck closed, then it does need to be replaced without driving the vehicle. If it is not opening then it will be very easy to overheat the engine. If you need to have this...
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Thermostat housing leaking
Hello! A leaking thermostat housing is a very common concern for your year model. Generally, replacing the entire thermostat housing takes care of it, which includes the upper and lower sections. This is a large plastic housing that should have...
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Thermostat housing leaking
Hello! A leaking thermostat housing is a very common concern for your year model. Generally, replacing the entire thermostat housing takes care of it, which includes the upper and lower sections. This is a large plastic housing that should have...
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Thermostat has gone bad
It is possible that your brakes may be stuck. If this happens, you will have trouble accelerating, and there will be no Check Engine Light. I would ask for assistance from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to come to...
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Thermostat has gone bad
It is possible that your thermostat could be causing this issue. It is also possible that a bad coolant temperature sensor is sending false information to the computer. I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic...
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Thermostat
The cooling system would need to be completely checked out to see if the cooling fan circuit is working correct. If the fans are not coming on it would allow the engine to overheat. The thermostat would cause the engine...
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The car is overheating
The normal opening temperature of the thermostat is between 85c and 102c. Your car is running in the middle and this is good. You should not be overheating as this is the normal operating range for your engine. If...

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