Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Thermostat Replacement costs $115 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$112 to $125
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $42 -$45
Average Dealer price
$178 to 184
Average Shop price
$136 to 140
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2009 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$115.83Shop/Dealer Price$141.81 - $187.08
2009 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.07Shop/Dealer Price$144.68 - $191.68
2006 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.07Shop/Dealer Price$144.64 - $191.60
2004 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.07Shop/Dealer Price$144.66 - $191.64
2002 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.98Shop/Dealer Price$145.76 - $193.39
2005 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.98Shop/Dealer Price$145.74 - $193.36
2001 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$119.21Shop/Dealer Price$146.11 - $193.97
2010 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeThermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.07Shop/Dealer Price$144.68 - $191.67
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Parts required for a Subaru Forester Thermostat Replacement

Thermostat Gasket
$3 to $6
Thermostat
$12

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All about Thermostat Replacement

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.

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