Mitsubishi Outlander Car Thermostat Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(123)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(123)

Car Thermostat Replacement Service

How much does a Car Thermostat Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mitsubishi Outlander Car Thermostat Replacement is $159 with $64 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2017 Mitsubishi OutlanderV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$254.99Shop/Dealer Price$299.99 - $412.49
2009 Mitsubishi OutlanderL4-2.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$245.31Shop/Dealer Price$292.91 - $413.16
2004 Mitsubishi OutlanderL4-2.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$236.39Shop/Dealer Price$281.76 - $395.32
2015 Mitsubishi OutlanderV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$226.27Shop/Dealer Price$269.09 - $375.04
2018 Mitsubishi OutlanderL4-2.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$536.85Shop/Dealer Price$651.86 - $965.29
2010 Mitsubishi OutlanderL4-2.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$273.81Shop/Dealer Price$324.41 - $446.92
2011 Mitsubishi OutlanderV6-3.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$255.67Shop/Dealer Price$304.47 - $428.64
2014 Mitsubishi OutlanderL4-2.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$321.11Shop/Dealer Price$382.22 - $535.56
Show example Mitsubishi Outlander Car Thermostat Replacement prices

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.

Thermostat

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mitsubishi mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mitsubishi owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(123)

Rating Summary
114
7
1
0
1
114
7
1
0
1

Tom

15 years of experience
21 reviews
Tom
15 years of experience
Mitsubishi Outlander L4-2.4L - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Langhorne, Pennsylvania
tom was great to work with. very professional. nothing but good to say about the experience.

Robert

40 years of experience
31 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Mitsubishi Outlander L4-2.4L - Car surges when air conditioning is on Inspection - Troutdale, Oregon
Very good. Went above and beyond.

James

41 years of experience
101 reviews
James
41 years of experience
Mitsubishi Outlander L4-2.4L - Battery - Aurora, Ohio
James arrived on time and completed the job quickly and efficiently. He even went above and beyond with car maintenance tips to extend the longevity and value. I was satisfied with the experience and will use this service again in the future.

Brett

25 years of experience
213 reviews
Brett
25 years of experience
Mitsubishi Outlander L4-2.4L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Fort Mill, South Carolina
Great Job!

Excellent Rating

(123)

Rating Summary
114
7
1
0
1
114
7
1
0
1
Number of Mitsubishi Outlander services completed
1353+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mitsubishi MECHANICS
700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Why Does Motor Oil Viscosity Matter?
Motor oil viscosity determines how thick or thin the oil is. Multiviscosity oils make it unnecessary to change your oil for different seasons.
2012 Honda Odyssey vs. 2012 Mazda 5: Which One Should I Buy?
Passenger vans may be one of the most maligned classes of vehicles. From being called "Mom-mobiles" to being mocked extensively by those who have not experienced the comfort and ease of getting into and out of a van, vans just...
OBD-II Trouble Code P0688: ECM/PCM Power Relay Sense Circuit/Open
P0688 means there is an output circuit issue in the power relay sense circuit, likely due to a damaged or defective ECM relay or faulty wiring.

How do you delete a voice tag from the HandsFreeLink system?

Voice tags let you use audio commands to activate the HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system in your car and make calls without using the phone. However, there may be a need to delete a voice tag. Maybe you’re removing the tag because...

Timing belt condition

The timing belt on the 2003 Accord is good for 90,000 miles. That implies that if the belt was previously replaced as required, you have 43,000 miles on the present belt. The only way to determine the age of the...

I have a 2005 trailblazer

Your vehicle can use up to 15% ethanol with no ill effects and such use (of E-15 for example) does NOT require regular use of any particular fuel system "cleaner". Most gasoline vended these days already contains a sufficient additive...

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 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com