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Joseph

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
22 years of experience
Very pleased with the work and the price

Robert

16 years of experience
68 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Job well done! He knows his stuff.

Brian

19 years of experience
96 reviews
Brian
19 years of experience
Great job!! On time and very informative.

Jose

15 years of experience
36 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose is the most honest mechanic I've ever had. He knows his stuff and trust all my cars to him. We are lucky to have him in Orlando.

Anthony

31 years of experience
62 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
Great

John

17 years of experience
135 reviews
John
17 years of experience
John was able to work with me on the time of the appointment and I appreciate it. He is very knowledgeable and competent. He completed the job and tested the truck and was done within the estimated time. He was happy to use the parts I provided. I will be using him again for sure.

Christian

10 years of experience
40 reviews
Christian
10 years of experience
Christian is a very thorough mechanic and seeks to identify and complete the right solution.

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
Tony was very Professional he let me know everything I need to know about my car .

Marcus

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Marcus
6 years of experience
Knowledgeable, honest, solid work.

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Quick, super friendly, super helpful!


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Litchfield Park?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Litchfield Park. Our mechanics in Litchfield Park are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Litchfield Park.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Toyota Sienna $227 $66.98 $159.98 19% $281.98
2004 GMC Savana 1500 $143 $55.06 $87.98 17% $173.31
2009 Dodge Caliber $150 $62.41 $87.98 16% $180.66
2015 BMW 335i $557 $389.20 $167.97 9% $614.95
2013 BMW 740Li xDrive $462 $310.47 $151.98 10% $514.72
2005 Porsche 911 $343 $127.27 $215.97 17% $417.52

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Car Thermostat Replacement Service

What is an engine cooling system thermostat and how does it work?

The car's engine cooling system thermostat is a small valve within a cooling system passageway that opens and closes in response to the temperature of the circulating engine coolant. When your car is first started and the coolant is cold, the valve in the thermostat will be in the closed position, circulating the coolant flow only within the engine instead of flowing to the radiator, which allows the engine to warm up fast, promoting fuel efficiency, low emissions, and reduced engine deposits. Once the engine coolant reaches the design temperature, usually around 195 degrees, the valve will open and close as you drive in order to maintain a coolant temperature typically between 195 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.

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When to consider replacing the engine cooling system thermostat:

  • Engine overheats. A thermostat with the valve stuck closed is a common cause of engine overheating. However, since there are other causes of overheating, a mechanic will thoroughly inspect the cooling system prior to condemning the thermostat. Since it is usually not known how badly the engine overheated, the mechanic will also try to determine if there is evidence that the cylinder head gasket was blown. If so, it would be repaired prior to replacing the thermostat.
  • Temperature gauge reads too low or too high. Thermostats can get sticky, causing the engine temperature to stray from the optimal range. Your dash-mounted temperature gauge will notify you of this malfunction.
  • Cooling system repairs. All thermostats eventually fail. Therefore, if the cooling system is already open for major repairs, such as water pump or radiator replacement, it is recommended to install a new thermostat simply as insurance against future breakdown.

How do mechanics replace the engine cooling system thermostat?

  • Once the engine is completely cold, the radiator cap is loosened and enough coolant is drained from the radiator so the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • The thermostat housing is removed and the thermostat and gasket are extracted. Note that some cars have more than one cooling system thermostat and both might need replacement.
  • All mounting surfaces on the thermostat housing are cleaned of old gasket material. A new gasket is applied and the thermostat is re-installed in the correct orientation and with the temperature sensing cylinder facing downward towards the engine.
  • The thermostat housing bolts are tightened to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications using a calibrated inch-pound torque wrench.
  • The cooling system is refilled with the appropriate coolant type and the system is fully bled of all air.
  • The car engine is run until the normal operating temperature is reached, and while taking precautions with the hot coolant, the coolant level is rechecked while confirming there is flow through the radiator — either visually or with an infrared temperature gun. This will confirm the thermostat is open. Finally, the engine is checked for leaks.

Is it safe to drive with an engine cooling system thermostat problem?

No. If it has been determined that there is a thermostat problem, it should be repaired right away. Failure to do so can cause substantial and costly damage to the engine.

When replacing the engine cooling system thermostat keep in mind:

  • Engine overheating due to causes other than a faulty thermostat, will themselves damage a thermostat. Therefore, always replace the thermostat if the engine overheats, even if the thermostat was not the initial cause of the overheating.
  • The thermostat should be replaced anytime you have major work done on the coolant system. It is convenient and costs little during such repairs and insurance against future breakdown.
  • OEM thermostats are the best ones to use and you can request your mechanic to install only the OEM thermostat. Dealer supplied, OEM thermostats are sometimes more costly but are generally higher quality and specifically engineered for your car.

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