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Took van into shop, and he took out thermostat that fell apart, said he has never seen one like it, has tried several and was unable to find one that would work. is it possible that this motor was made in another country and uses a different one other than what is listed. Barbara

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  • Barbara Spurling Apr 15, 2009

    I live in Iowa. Shop owner says he contacted Chrysler mechanic at local dealership and he has never seen a thermostat like it. He even ordered one from the dealership and he wasn't able to install it.

  • Barbara Spurling Apr 15, 2009

    Dealership sent the thermostat that should be the right one, but he wasn't able to install that one. It wouldn't go in.

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    Dave C May 11, 2010

    You have the right part but the wrong mechanic! Get someone else to do the job!

  • chryslerpro May 11, 2010

    I doubt it. There's all kinds of laws to prevent that sort of thing. What engine do you have? I'll give you the chrysler part number. Also, antifreeze can be very corrosive if not dilluted properly. I've seen it eat the propellar right of a water pump (the part that's inside the motor). I've seen it happen to more than a handful of thermostats too. It's nothing to be too concerned about. It happens.

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    Dave C May 11, 2010

    Where do you live? This is one of the most common problems any shop in north america encounters. If this is where you are, find some kid over the age of 16 and chances are he'll be able to do the job for you....In other words, get away from this guy.

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See a dodge dealer fot the correct part.

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