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Car Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Mazda Tribute

Mazda Tribute Car Thermostat Replacement costs $148 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$116 to $198
Labor: $70 -$120
Parts: $46 -$78
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$189 to 300
Average Shop price
$144 to 226
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2002 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$171.56Shop/Dealer Price$211.13 - $297.94
2003 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$189.56Shop/Dealer Price$228.94 - $315.61
2009 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$211.78Shop/Dealer Price$256.23 - $345.69
2005 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$171.56Shop/Dealer Price$212.87 - $300.98
2008 Mazda TributeL4-2.3L HybridService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$234.76Shop/Dealer Price$287.17 - $403.41
2010 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$197.78Shop/Dealer Price$238.24 - $324.72
2009 Mazda TributeL4-2.5L HybridService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$253.28Shop/Dealer Price$311.14 - $441.89
2006 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$171.56Shop/Dealer Price$209.54 - $295.16
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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.

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anthony

30 years of experience
32 reviews
anthony
30 years of experience
Anthony was courteous and professional and took extra time to explain some other issues with my car to me.
2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE - THERMOSTAT - RIVERDALE, GEORGIA

Fernando

24 years of experience
10 reviews
Fernando
24 years of experience
My experience with Fernando was extremely favorable. He arrived on time and was prepared to provide the services requested. He found the actual problem rapidly which he called to my attention. His explanation was clear and the proper service was performed immediately. His solution resulted in a much reduced charge. I highly recommend his services and his company.
2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE - THERMOSTAT - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

James

28 years of experience
336 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James arrived early than schedule appointment, awesome. Professional and courteous, provided clean work area. Highly recommend.
2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE - THERMOSTAT - BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA

Patrick

30 years of experience
823 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Performed a thermostat change quickly and at a good cost. Very proffesional and thourough.
2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE - THERMOSTAT - AUSTIN, TEXAS
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$171.56Shop/Dealer Price$211.13 - $297.94
2003 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$189.56Shop/Dealer Price$228.94 - $315.61
2009 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$211.78Shop/Dealer Price$256.23 - $345.69
2005 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$171.56Shop/Dealer Price$212.87 - $300.98
2008 Mazda TributeL4-2.3L HybridService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$234.76Shop/Dealer Price$287.17 - $403.41
2010 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$197.78Shop/Dealer Price$238.24 - $324.72
2009 Mazda TributeL4-2.5L HybridService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$253.28Shop/Dealer Price$311.14 - $441.89
2006 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$171.56Shop/Dealer Price$209.54 - $295.16
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