Car Thermostat Replacement at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Logo-yelp
CUSTOMERS LOVE US ON YELP
4.5 out of 5 (550 reviews)
Icon-warranty_badge-02
SERVICES BACKED BY OUR
12-Month, 12,000-Mile Warranty
How does YourMechanic work?    
Icon-quote-hiw
Get a quote

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance, and diagnostic services, backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

Icon-calendar-hiw
Book an appointment

Tell us when to meet you at your home or office. We’ll send one of our vetted, top-rated mechanics.

Icon-fixed-hiw
Get your car fixed

Continue with your day while our mechanic fixes your car onsite. You pay only after the job is done.

Car Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus Car Thermostat Replacement costs $116 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$95 to $264
Labor: $70 -$144
Parts: $25 -$120
Average Dealer price
$144 to 408
Average Shop price
$115 to 300
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2003 Ford TaurusV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.36Shop/Dealer Price$144.08 - $178.75
2009 Ford TaurusV6-3.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$106.58Shop/Dealer Price$130.32 - $168.70
2010 Ford TaurusV6-3.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$106.58Shop/Dealer Price$130.27 - $168.62
1990 Ford TaurusV6-3.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$96.85Shop/Dealer Price$118.13 - $149.20
1993 Ford TaurusV6-3.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$97.36Shop/Dealer Price$118.73 - $150.15
1990 Ford TaurusL4-2.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$103.59Shop/Dealer Price$126.50 - $162.57
2012 Ford TaurusV6-3.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$107.45Shop/Dealer Price$131.41 - $170.45
1991 Ford TaurusL4-2.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$102.97Shop/Dealer Price$125.79 - $161.46
Show example Ford Taurus Car Thermostat Replacement prices

Car Thermostat Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Thermostat all about?

A thermostat is part of the cooling system that regulates the temperature of the coolant in the engine. The thermostat is a metal valve that has a temperature sensor built in. It can either be open or closed. When the thermostat is closed, it keeps the coolant in the engine. When the engine gets to a predetermined temperature, the thermostat opens allowing coolant to circulate. The circulation of coolant prevents the engine from overheating. If the thermostat fails to open, the car will overheat. If the thermostat fails to close, the engine may never reach the optimal temperature (~220F). The thermostat opens and closes many times when the car engine is running. It is the most common component in the cooling system to fail, causing the car to overheat.

Thermostat

Keep in mind:

  • The entire cooling system should be inspected when the thermostat is replaced.
  • When the thermostat is replaced, the gaskets and housings should be cleaned thoroughly.

How it's done:

  • Scan the computer in the car for codes.
  • Verify that the car is overheating.
  • Remove and replace thermostat if it is faulty.
  • Clean old gasket surfaces.
  • Remove corrosion from housings/hose connections.
  • Fill cooling system.
  • Check for leaks and proper operating temperatures.

Our recommendation:

Have the thermostat replaced anytime you have major work done on the coolant system.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Thermostat?

  • Engine overheats.
  • Car heater does not work.
  • Check Engine light is on.

How important is this service?

A vehicle’s engine gets extremely hot, and in order to avoid overheating, it needs to be properly cooled. The engine is cooled by a viscous liquid called coolant. The coolant is circulated around the engine, where it absorbs heat, which allows the engine to remain at a safe temperature. A fan then lowers the temperature of the coolant, which allows it to run back through the engine once more. The thermostat is responsible for determining when the coolant needs to enter the engine. The thermostat determines the temperature of the engine, and then acts as a valve that allows coolant in, or keeps coolant out. When the engine is too cold, the thermostat keeps coolant out; when the engine is too hot, it lets coolant in.

When the thermostat stops working, it will either get stuck open or closed. If the thermostat is stuck open, the coolant will constantly flow through the engine, absorbing too much heat, and the engine will never reach optimal running temperature. If the thermostat is stuck closed, the coolant will never circulate through the engine, and your engine will quickly overheat, which can cause severe damage.

Fast and easy Car Thermostat Replacement service at your home or office.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR
Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

282 reviews
Mark
6 years of experience
Mark was fantastic. He showed up early for the appointment and was very thorough with his explanations about my truck. His service was so convenient to have him work on the repairs during the work week. I would definitely recommend Mark if you need some assistance, he will make sure that you understand what is going on and he will explain what needs to done without you getting overwhelmed.
1999 FORD EXPLORER - CAR THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
Want Mark's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
268 reviews
Richard
16 years of experience
Very courteous and did a great job changing my thermostat. I would recommend him to anyone.
2008 FORD FOCUS - CAR THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
Want Richard's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
218 reviews
Brandon
13 years of experience
Great experience! awesome.
2008 FORD FOCUS - CAR THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
Want Brandon's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
192 reviews
Rocco
17 years of experience
The most honest car mechanic I've ever met. Not only he fixed my car super fast, he did a thorough, overall check-up and gave a very honest analysis, saying that my car is in great shape and no major service is necessary. How often do you hear that from car mechanics nowadays?
2006 FORD ESCAPE - CAR THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
Want Rocco's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2003 Ford TaurusV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.36Shop/Dealer Price$144.08 - $178.75
2009 Ford TaurusV6-3.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$106.58Shop/Dealer Price$130.32 - $168.70
2010 Ford TaurusV6-3.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$106.58Shop/Dealer Price$130.27 - $168.62
1990 Ford TaurusV6-3.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$96.85Shop/Dealer Price$118.13 - $149.20
1993 Ford TaurusV6-3.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$97.36Shop/Dealer Price$118.73 - $150.15
1990 Ford TaurusL4-2.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$103.59Shop/Dealer Price$126.50 - $162.57
2012 Ford TaurusV6-3.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$107.45Shop/Dealer Price$131.41 - $170.45
1991 Ford TaurusL4-2.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$102.97Shop/Dealer Price$125.79 - $161.46
Show example Ford Taurus Car Thermostat Replacement prices

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com