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Does the thermostat have to be put in in a certain way

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Yes always

Both ends always look different

The bulb goes toward the motor

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How to test a thermostat for Mitsubishi Fuso Tractor head (6M70 Engine Model)

Put it in a pot of water and heat to boiling. The thermostat should start to open at about 180-190F. Just before the water boils (at 212F), the thermostat should be fully open.

That's a quick test. Your thermostat is set to open at a certain temperature, like, for example, 185 degrees F. If you know the rating for it, you could use a thermometer in the water, and see if it starts opening at the rated temperature. It may help if you suspend the thermostat with a piece of wire in the water-so it doesn't touch the hot bottom of the pan. If it touches the bottom it may skew the results just a tad.

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I replaced the thermostat on a 2003 lancer es, running hotter than before with no thermostat in it. Is there a certain way to put the thermostat in? Any suggestions please?

THe body of the thermostst has to go in the water( ie facing the head if on the side, or down if the housing faces up) it requires hot water coming from the engine to activate the opening mechanism. make sure that the replacement unit was the same as the oem unit

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Which way does the spring side of the thermostat go for a1998 dodge 1500

the spring should point towards the bulk head of the engine. So when the engine gets to a certain temperature, the thermostat will open up and allow coolant from bottom of the radiator to enter the engine. The coolant at the bottom of the radiator is always cooler than the top of the radiator. Think of it like a clockwise cycle.

Hence, if you put the thermostat wrong way round, i.e if the spring points away from the engine, it will never open up. hth.

Jan 21, 2012 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

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The only other thing you need to do is get the radiatior flushed. If your certain you have a good water pump and the thermostat was not put in upside down, then that would be the only thing left that would hinder water flow. If you have a follow up question on thei get back to me and if this was helpful a vote on the thumbs up would be greatly appreciated.

Aug 22, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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Just put a new thermostat in, & its still over heating

Make sure you didn't put it in backwards. Even after working on cars over the years I have been known to make those minor mistakes being in a hurry. If you have an electric fan make sure it's working. Once your car reaches a certain temp it should kick on. I would yank the thermostat and flush the coolant system with a kit you can get at most parts stores. Run it without the thermostat and see if it's still overheating. If no then reinstall the thermostat. If yes then it would most likely be your water pump.

May 27, 2011 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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Where is the thermostat and how do I change it?

Hello, don't know if I can help, but I will try. At the top of your radiator you have a larger hose that goes back to the engine. Follow this hose, it should take you right to the thermostat housing. Make sure the engine is cool. loosen the hose clamp and remove the hose from the thermostat housing. You should find 2 or 3 bolts, ( I'm not sure how many on the Liberty ), that you can remove to take the thermostat housing off. When you do you will see a little round disc, ( approx. 2 inch in diameter ), BEFORE REMOVING, MAKE CERTAIN YOU PAY ATTENTION TO WHICH SIDE IS UP! When you take it out you'll see it looks a little bit like a tiny spaceship. Before you put the new one in make sure you clean the surface area very well, many thermostats come with a seal, or a gasket, make sure you use it, then put the new thermostat in, put the housing back in place and bolt it down, ( DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN BOLTS ), ONLY TIGHTEN WITH ARM STRENGTH, NOT YOUR WHOLE BODY. DO NOT USE GASKET SEAL, IT'S NOT NEEDED UNLESS IT IS RECOMMENDED BY THE THERMOSTAT MANUFACTURER.
I hope this info will prove useful for you.

Jan 09, 2011 | 2002 Jeep Liberty

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Nissan path 95, boiling near to over heating

It certainly can cause the condition, but so can TONS of other items: coolant level, bubbles in the coolant (air bleeds), reaiator restrictions.

You could test the thermostat, pull it and put into measured temprature water and observe it as you raise the temprature...

May 30, 2010 | 1995 Nissan Pathfinder

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I have put a hho generator on my 1993 carolla it gives me more power but its drinking more gas, I have taken out my thermostat could this is one reason why I am burning gas

Assuming your Alternator (generator is now working)

Replacing the thermostat at a stretch could cause the excessive burning gas if you are certain you noticed it after you removed it.

One item that could possibly cause the car to burn more gas is the temperature of the car. The computer requires the engine to be a certain temperature and it can run off at lower temperatures.

Install a new thermostat and seal and retest. You cannot tell if you have a good or bad thermostat and i do not believe in the service manual tests. It it has been over 50k+ miles, I suggest you replace the thermostat, which is cheap protection.


Jan 28, 2009 | 1993 Toyota Corolla

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We are having the same problem. It has been pressure tested and there are no leaks in rad or hoses. With the fan not coming on we are over heating and the water is boiling over in the reserve. When I put the the knob over to the defrost the fan comes on. I was told to get the thermostat changed which is something you can do yourself. I was wondering if there are two thermostats, one for the fan and one for the rad

Jul 08, 2008 | 1997 Dodge Neon

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