Q: Thermostat gasket replacement

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I don't believe my thermostat is bad, not having any overheating or irregular temperature issues just noticing a small amount of liquid around the top part of the thermostat. Had both upper and lower hoses replaced within last 6 months. Is that something you would be able to fix? Or is it better to just replace the whole thermostat?

My car has 47000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Yes, you will be able to book a professional technician with YourMechanic to replace your thermostat. However, I wouldn’t replace a gasket and not the thermostat because they come together and not separately. Plus, thermostats go out so often that you wouldn’t want a technician replace the gasket and a few months later have the thermostat go out and have to pay the same amount of money twice. I would advise any of my customers, friends, or family members to have both changed at the same time.

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