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Ford F-250 Super Duty Car Thermostat Replacement costs $192 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2005 Ford F-250 Super DutyV8-5.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$217.85Shop/Dealer Price$261.90 - $364.89
2018 Ford F-250 Super DutyV8-6.2LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$232.41Shop/Dealer Price$277.34 - $374.84
2017 Ford F-250 Super DutyV8-6.7L Turbo DieselService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$444.24Shop/Dealer Price$535.96 - $768.59
2000 Ford F-250 Super DutyV8-7.3L Turbo DieselService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$198.87Shop/Dealer Price$240.86 - $336.41
2013 Ford F-250 Super DutyV8-6.7L Turbo DieselService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$377.16Shop/Dealer Price$453.39 - $641.44
2010 Ford F-250 Super DutyV10-6.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$214.35Shop/Dealer Price$255.84 - $356.92
2001 Ford F-250 Super DutyV8-5.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$212.35Shop/Dealer Price$255.53 - $357.87
2016 Ford F-250 Super DutyV8-6.2LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$193.41Shop/Dealer Price$235.37 - $330.65
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Car Thermostat Replacement Service

What is an engine cooling system thermostat and how does it work?

The car's engine cooling system thermostat is a small valve within a cooling system passageway that opens and closes in response to the temperature of the circulating engine coolant. When your car is first started and the coolant is cold, the valve in the thermostat will be in the closed position, circulating the coolant flow only within the engine instead of flowing to the radiator, which allows the engine to warm up fast, promoting fuel efficiency, low emissions, and reduced engine deposits. Once the engine coolant reaches the design temperature, usually around 195 degrees, the valve will open and close as you drive in order to maintain a coolant temperature typically between 195 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.

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When to consider replacing the engine cooling system thermostat:

  • Engine overheats. A thermostat with the valve stuck closed is a common cause of engine overheating. However, since there are other causes of overheating, a mechanic will thoroughly inspect the cooling system prior to condemning the thermostat. Since it is usually not known how badly the engine overheated, the mechanic will also try to determine if there is evidence that the cylinder head gasket was blown. If so, it would be repaired prior to replacing the thermostat.
  • Temperature gauge reads too low or too high. Thermostats can get sticky, causing the engine temperature to stray from the optimal range. Your dash-mounted temperature gauge will notify you of this malfunction.
  • Cooling system repairs. All thermostats eventually fail. Therefore, if the cooling system is already open for major repairs, such as water pump or radiator replacement, it is recommended to install a new thermostat simply as insurance against future breakdown.

How do mechanics replace the engine cooling system thermostat?

  • Once the engine is completely cold, the radiator cap is loosened and enough coolant is drained from the radiator so the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • The thermostat housing is removed and the thermostat and gasket are extracted. Note that some cars have more than one cooling system thermostat and both might need replacement.
  • All mounting surfaces on the thermostat housing are cleaned of old gasket material. A new gasket is applied and the thermostat is re-installed in the correct orientation and with the temperature sensing cylinder facing downward towards the engine.
  • The thermostat housing bolts are tightened to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications using a calibrated inch-pound torque wrench.
  • The cooling system is refilled with the appropriate coolant type and the system is fully bled of all air.
  • The car engine is run until the normal operating temperature is reached, and while taking precautions with the hot coolant, the coolant level is rechecked while confirming there is flow through the radiator — either visually or with an infrared temperature gun. This will confirm the thermostat is open. Finally, the engine is checked for leaks.

Is it safe to drive with an engine cooling system thermostat problem?

No. If it has been determined that there is a thermostat problem, it should be repaired right away. Failure to do so can cause substantial and costly damage to the engine.

When replacing the engine cooling system thermostat keep in mind:

  • Engine overheating due to causes other than a faulty thermostat, will themselves damage a thermostat. Therefore, always replace the thermostat if the engine overheats, even if the thermostat was not the initial cause of the overheating.
  • The thermostat should be replaced anytime you have major work done on the coolant system. It is convenient and costs little during such repairs and insurance against future breakdown.
  • OEM thermostats are the best ones to use and you can request your mechanic to install only the OEM thermostat. Dealer supplied, OEM thermostats are sometimes more costly but are generally higher quality and specifically engineered for your car.

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Ford F-250 Super Duty - Thermostat - Indian Springs, Nevada
Hi Richard, good guy, he must have been distracted a little...did a great job with changing thermostat out. I went for a drive to take son to Karate and noticed I wasn't getting any turbo thrust. Couldn't figure out why. So I made an appointment on this saying that it was working great before...a per the 50 point inspection that showed all in order...and just needed a thermostat..Make a long story shorter lol. I found that when the Turbo tubing was taken off the metal strap that holds the lower portion on was loose...which made for turbo not working, just sucking air. Anyway. Honest mistake. I tightened it up. Diesel Works well now and am overall happy with the company and work. Just want to report the good as well as the not so good, so people can get a good feel for the company. Again I am happy with the work and learned a lot from Richard, and was happy watching him work, and discuss things about job, but also conversation about family and life.

Jacob

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Jacob
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Ford F-250 Super Duty - Thermostat - Plano, Texas
Hands down great! If he is the one that is able to come work on your vehicle you can guarrenty that it will be fixed correctly and in a professional manor. I would recommend him to all my friends and family!!

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Chris
18 years of experience
Ford F-250 Super Duty - Car is not starting - Vancouver, Washington
Knowledgeable and professional

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Cesar
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Ford F-250 Super Duty - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front, Rear) - Woodinville, Washington
Easy to talk to and willing to explain services needed.

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