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Overheating My 2003 ford ranger (standard cab) is overheating, can I remove the thermostat?

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  • Donald Hall May 20, 2012

    thermostat will run you about 130$ to 160$ just bought 1

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You can remove the thermostat, but this is not the best thing in the world for your engine. Your thermostat lets your engine reach operating temperature quickly for best oiling. Over cooling is almost as bad as over heating and since your thermostat is relatively cheap (http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_THERMOSTAT-PERFORMANCE-Mr--Gasket_17360031-P_N6003E_P%7CGRP2061A____) 9.99 at advance, you should just go ahead and change it out. Let me know if this helps :)

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