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Where is the thermostat on dodge dakota 2005 v8 4.7 engine?

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    sharon biddle Apr 13, 2015

    we seem to have a problem in the thermostats location.my husband says its on the other side of the engine.he says he can c it.

  • sharon biddle
    sharon biddle Apr 13, 2015

    it turns out that the thermostat is at the bottom water hose and not the top.

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Locate radiator, find large upper radiator hose (about 2-3 inch) trace hose to it's connection to the engine. That connection is bolted to the engine. Under that device is the Thermostat for the engine. Once out, you can test it's opening properly in hot water, usually 180 F

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  • sharon biddle
    sharon biddle Apr 13, 2015

    is the engine saying MAGNUM v8 4.7 l make a difference where the thermostat is at?

  • gbob59 Apr 13, 2015

    no if you follow the directions.

  • gbob59 Apr 13, 2015

    If it attaches to the upper radiator hose how can it be on the other side of the engine? The thermostat is inside the cooling system, not outside, so you wouldn't be able to see inside the cooling system! I recommend you obtain a repair manual if you are going to do DIY. Buy at your auto parts store, barrow from your library, or try filepeep.com, or manualslib.com

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