Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: thermostat

asked by on

I have coolant coming through my thermostat do it need replace
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, this comes up frequently on this veh...

Hello, this comes up frequently on this vehicle. As you may know the thermostat on this engine is contained in a plastic housing. This housing also contains the coolant temperature sensor. Due to the fact that is it made of plastic the heat from the coolant causes it to warp over time and leak. It needs to be replaced as an entire unit. Once it is replaced and the cooling system is bled, your vehicle should be fine. I would have a mechanic inspect your cooling system for leaks, and move onto any needed repairs for your vehicle.

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

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!

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: 2002 Ford Explorer, how to disable factory alarm?

The alarm is an integral part of the computer system and interior locks and latches along with the lights. You cannot disable the alarm permanently.

Q: How do I remove the jack?

In the event of a flat tire, your truck comes with a jack. This jack will help you lift your vehicle so you can remove and replace the flat tire. To remove the jack. Locate the jack. Remove the...

Q: Need help installing new fuel pump

Without seeing the old pump and the new one it would be hard to really help you. Aftermarket pumps sometimes come pre-wired and other times you have to splice it in. If you need help with the installation, I'd suggest...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...