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Think I need a new thermostat

Just last night, I noticed my temp guage needle all the way to the top. My car has enough coolant and my fans are working fine...it's not smoking so no fluids are boiling. My car is about 77k miles with most of the motor still original, so I think it's prolly time I have to fix the thermostat. I'm going to do it myself, but not sure where it's at...I have an idea, but I wanna be sure!

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  • eyarger Jun 22, 2009

    ok I'll do that...when i got home from work this morning, I left the car running and popped the hood, at the time, both fans were on but by that time the temp had come down some...thanks!

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You can also flush out the old coolant,first.Clean out the dead bugs,trash out of the radiator fins,take to an car wash,and blow it out.This helps allot.

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Need to check the fan and make sure it is coming on when it gets alittle hot.

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