Q: If you are replacing the heater core on your 2002 Jeep Liberty, would you also replace your thermostat at the same time?

asked by on

If you are replacing your 2002 Jeep libertys heater-core, should you also replace your thermostat?

My car has 129 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

Anytime you replace cooling system components; like a heater core, it’s always a good idea to replace the thermostat at the same time. In most cases, the thermostat is one part that tends to wear out sooner than other cooling system components; so it’s a good idea to swap them out to ensure you don’t have coolant flow issues once you’ve replaced the heater core.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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. If you are replacing the heater core on your 2002 Jeep Liberty, would you also replace your thermostat at the same time?

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: Diagnostic screen in car says "short circuit".

Hello. From the symptom you've described it would appear that you may be having an electrical issue, possibly with the computer. I would recommend having the vehicle looked at by a professional technician, to pinpoint the electrical issue since it...

Q: Engine light is lit up on dash and in message area it says oil..... so I know it's oil related do I just need to add oil maybe

When the oil light comes on, this usually means the engine is low on oil. This may also mean other things such as too high or low of oil pressure as well. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic...

Q: Alarm on Jeep Liberty is preventing me from starting my vehicle and it will not shut off

It is possible that the control module forbthe aftermarket security system has failed. In order to resolve this issue, you would need to get in contact with the shop that installed the system or the manufacturer of the system to...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.