Q: I believe my thermostat needs to be replaced

asked by on

My 2004 Durango is running hot consistently, if i sit idle long enough while driving/sitting in traffic it will go all the way up the dial and turn on the sensor. I had the water pump replaced 3 yrs ago, so i hope that isn't the issue. My heat/air conditioning goes in and out, so I'm thinking may be the thermostat. What do you think?

My car has 106340 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I believe my thermostat needs to be replaced

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My truck is shaking.

Hello There, It sounds like you may have a faulty fuel pump that may have been damaged as a result of running it out of fuel. As you may know, today's fuel pumps require the fuel to keep them cool...

Q: Q: Car was losing power

Hello. The power issue that you were experiencing when your van was running could be attributed to several things. It is possible that you are having a problem with your transmission shifting. It is also possible that there is a...

Q: My car has been diagnosed with a misfiring cylinder 4. Will it be safe for me to drive it home 100 miles ?

From the description you have provided, it is advisable to have your vehicle's #4 cylinder misfire fixed before taking the 100-mile trip home. Depending on the cause of the misfire, consequential damage could occur to the cylinder wall, piston, and/or...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...