Car Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Volvo 242

Volvo 242 Car Thermostat Replacement costs $106 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$106 to $117
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $36 -$37
Average Dealer price
$165 to 167
Average Shop price
$128 to 129
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1983 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$108.76Shop/Dealer Price$132.98 - $172.94
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$108.05Shop/Dealer Price$132.15 - $171.63
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.1LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$108.05Shop/Dealer Price$132.10 - $171.55
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$109.00Shop/Dealer Price$133.32 - $173.49
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.1LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$109.74Shop/Dealer Price$134.20 - $174.90
1984 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$108.76Shop/Dealer Price$132.97 - $172.93
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$108.94Shop/Dealer Price$133.29 - $173.45
1984 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$108.05Shop/Dealer Price$132.14 - $171.62
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All about Car 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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