Showing articles & questions for topic
thermostats

Related articles

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 Buy a Good Quality Heater
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...
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...
How a Car's Cooling System Works
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...
How a Car's Heating System Works
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...
How to Troubleshoot a Faulty Car Thermostat
When you are concerned about the routine maintenance of your car, it is natural to get...
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...

Related questions

Question
I need a thermostat replaced do I need to replace the water pump as well
Typically, the scenario is the reverse: that is the water pump fails and the question is should the thermostat be replaced at the same time that the water pump is replaced. The answer is absolutely because the thermostat itself can...
Question
Hi, I have a 2005 Volkswagen passet that is overheating, I took somewhere and I was told that the motor is blocked up inside so th
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a possibility that the cooling passages can become clogged with old coolant, or a "stop-leak" type of product meant to seal leaks in the cooling system. The system completely depends on the...
Question
Cost to replace thermostat
The thermostat on your car's engine is fairly accessible and so it looks like it's about a 1 hour job. Typically, a thermostat costs roughly $25. To get a precise, written quote if you would please input your year, make...
Question
My JEEP GC is coolant temp is high and I changed the themorstat
Hello, thank you for writing in. While that is a little higher than we would like to see, it is not overwhelmingly hot for the engine. Once it hits 260, you must cut off power to the vehicle. Anything over...
Question
I have a Lincoln LS 2003 3.9, changed the thermostat and O-ring, bled the system until steady flow came out. Now it's leaking from
If the thermostat housing is leaking after you replaced the thermostat then you either did not seat the thermostat correctly or the housing is cracked. Remove the housing to check for cracks.
Question
Cracked radiator and cracked exhaust header which to fix first in need to repair fast and cheap for now,
The exhaust manifold should be replaced FIRST. If that crack happens to leak exhaust gases, that means CO can get into the passenger compartment. If that happens you won't have to worry about repairing the radiator. That manifold can be...
Question
How long do it take to replace a car thermostat
The time required varies by vehicle year, make, and model. The required time could range from 1/2 hour to literally hours in some unusual designs. For your particular year, make and model, that is a 2002 Protege, it requires about...
Question
2010 dodge journey overheating but replaced thermostat and antifreeze
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are various reasons the vehicle would overheat, and the thermostat was a good place to start. You are also worried about the radiator, cooling fans, water pump, and engine block. You will want...
Question
Chrysler 300 overheating, what's the cause and how much to repair. Fans are working and has coolant
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is impossible to give a proper quote without knowing exactly what is wrong with the vehicle. Overheating may be caused by a clog, a bad water pump, a failed thermostat, or more complex...
Question
2004 ford focus wagon overheats randomly then kools
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the components you already replaced, or there may be another problem. At this point, you will want to look into the engine temperature sensors, the radiator cap,...
Question
Replaced the water pump and timing but but the engine is still overheating in a very short amount of time.
You may have an air pocket in the cylinder head or the thermostat is not opening up. You should make sure upper and lower coolant hoses are hot. If upper hose is not as hot as the lower hose then...
Question
Location of thermostat.
Hello, thank you for writing in. While it is strange to think the thermostat can be located on the lower radiator hose, this is common practice for some manufactures. The concept works exactly the same. The coolant entering the radiator...
Question
My Nissan Frontier truck is overheating. The smog technician said it needs a new thermostat. Would you like to take a look, give m
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the overheating is only happening when you are at a stop, then you want to focus on the water pump and the cooling fans first. While the thermostat can cause overheating when it...
Question
1995 Riviera 3800 Series II check engine light on and won't shift into O.D. at all but engine runs colder than usual.
If the engine does not reach operating temperature in a certain time the computer will go into open loop and may even lock out the overdrive if the problem continues. You will need to check engine codes to do pinpoint...
Question
I stripped one of the bolts leading to the thermostat and it has a small leak how can i get that stripped bolt out??
Depending on the bolt location you may need to cut off the bolt and then drill out and then retap the hole to put in a new threads with a helicoil and a new bolt.
Question
Gasket sealer required for water pump and thermostat? 1992 Subaru Legacy
Hi there - no, gasket sealer should not be required. the thermostat should come with an o-ring, and the water pump should come with a paper-like gasket. Neither should require gasket sealant as long as the o-ring and gasket are...
Question
How do I remove a broken bolt out of thermostat housing
Hi there. If the bolt is sticking out, then you can use a pair of vice grips to help remove the bolt or weld on a nut. If the bolt is broke off inside the threaded gallery, then you will...
Question
I'm replacing a water pump in a Subaru Legacy. Do I need to use gasket sealant when replacing it? 1992 Subaru Legacy
Hi there - no, gasket sealer should not be required. the thermostat should come with an o-ring, and the water pump should come with a paper-like gasket. Neither should require gasket sealant as long as the o-ring and gasket are...
Question
engine overheating.
Hi there. When an engine is overheating your would need to check the coolant to see if its low or not the correct temperature rating. If the coolant is good and rated to the maximum temperature, then the radiator could...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question