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2003 Stratus R/T running cold

2003 Stratus R/T just had the thermostat, thermostat housing, and the water pump replaced. Now it runs cold and is sluggish in 1st and 2nd, and the heat is underwhelming. Plugging the suction hose on top of the engine until it nearly kills seems to temporarily solve the problem.

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Thermostat....check it again. Sounds like you installed it upside down.

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Step by step on how to replace a dodge stratus 2005 water pump and Thermostat.


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Hello, as previously suggested by my collegue it appears you have an air lock. Have you tried parking the vehicle on level ground, from cold with radiator cap off start the car and leave it idling. Make sure the fluid/coolant levels are o.k. and let the engine reach operating temp. Keep some warm water handy and watch/listen the water/coolant system (Keep a safe/sensible distance from radiator) hopefully after a while the system will bubble and boil up let it settle for a few seconds and then top up with very warm water do this until it hopefully stops belching out of radiator. Replace cap and hopefully top and bottom hoses will be warm. Oh! nearly forgot keep all heater controls on hot with blower on full..(Inside the vehicle)
Finally I'm not joshing but is the thermostat in the right way round and functioning correctly? to test drop it in some boiling water it should open almost immeadiatly.
sorry for the epic but I'm here to help and hopefully save you time and money.
Good luck and a Happy New Year to you and your family!
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