Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Thermostat gasket replacement

asked by on

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.

A: Yes, you will be able to book a professiona...

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

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: What will make the ac come on when you don't have it on?

Hi There, This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear out or become faulty working intermittently as the brush contacts inside the motor wear out. The blower motor...

Q: Is a 3.3L V6 engine interchangeable?

Hi there. Due to the complexity of today's engine monitoring systems, it's highly recommended to replace an engine from the same year, make and model of vehicle. However, more often than not, a motor swap is not very successful. It...

Q: The airbag light is on in my car !

If your airbag light is on then there is a problem in the system and the airbag is deactivated. This means it will not work in the event of an accident. Any GM dealer can diagnose the problem for you....

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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.