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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Very professional and straight forward. Great job
Tony was very knowledgeable and personable.

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Excellent job, thank you

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
diagnosed and fixed my car

Brian

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

Peter

19 years of experience
23 reviews
Peter
19 years of experience
Could not be more pleased with Peter.Would highly reccomend.

Tony

13 years of experience
36 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Original appointment was at 11am with a different mechanic, but he up and cancelled with no notification, not a good start to my first experience on YourMechanic. They called Tony, he was there at 6:30pm and swapped out my thermostat, checked out my car and explained what he was doing thoroughly, I asked him a million questions and he was happy to answer each one. Highly recommended, will definitely use him again. I cannot thank him enough for showing up last night and replacing my thermostat, he saved my but and possibly saved my job too.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
I really appreciated Rocco's time and expertise. He explained to me what he was doing at every point throughout the process, why he was doing it, and what he recommended. I was looking to build a relationship with a mechanic I can TRUST, and Rocco was the perfect match. Thanks dude!

Estevan

10 years of experience
16 reviews
Estevan
10 years of experience
Estevan was awesome. He was super polite and professional and I will for sure be requesting him again in the future.

Daniel

19 years of experience
272 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Very good.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Xavier was awesome, and I highly recommend him.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Pittsburg?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Pittsburg. Our mechanics in Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $135 $55.06 $79.99 16% $162.56
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $136 $48.48 $87.98 18% $166.73
2014 Ram 2500 $190 $78.34 $111.98 16% $228.84
2014 Acura TL $138 $58.47 $79.99 16% $165.97
2005 Mini Cooper $221 $93.41 $127.98 16% $265.41
2008 Porsche 911 $454 $237.93 $215.97 14% $528.18

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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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