Q: Is it safe to remove a thermostat from my lexus car?

asked by on

It has issues with the radiator which keeps on leaking and bursting every now and then.
My car has an automatic transmission.

No, it is not safe to remove the thermostat in any car. The thermostat helps a car regulate the engine’s temperature and is a needed component. If you keep having issues with your radiator bursting then a few things can be at fault. You may have a radiator cap that’s holding too much pressure or the engine has overheating issues, like a blown head gasket, putting compression pressure into the radiator. If you decide to get this fixed, have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose the leak firsthand for an accurate repair. Best of luck.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Is it safe to remove a thermostat from my lexus car?

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: Q: Car wont start or crank

You need to verify the shift cable has not come off the transmission causing the car to not be in park so it can start. If this is okay then you may have a theft system problem if light is...

Q: Overheating Under Load

Hello. To start, you may have a restriction in the system somewhere. This will come in the form a clog in the radiator, or the water pump going out. Both of these units can be tested individually. The clogs will...

Q: Thermostat - 2009 Mercury Milan

Hello there. This is a common issue with your Mercury Milan. If the coolant temperature sensor reads improperly, it will set the service engine light and require replacement. This sensor is located in the thermostat housing. You can buy the...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.