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Where is the thermostat on a 94 Dodge Shadow 2.5l?
Not sure what engine you have in your car but the upper radiator hose connects to the thermostat housing. To access/replace the thermostat, drain the radiator using the butterfly valve on the bottom of the radiator. Then disconnect the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing. Last take the 2 bolts off holding the housing in place. (See pic) and replace the thermostat.
Put it all back together and don't forget get to fill the radiator back up with new coolant 50/50 blend.
on Sep 10, 2016
Dodge shadow poor heat
Possible causes include low coolent level ( I know it sounds wrong, but if the coolent level is low hot coolent won't circulate to the heater core)
The thermostat may be stuck open, if it is the engine won't reach proper operating temp. Only solution is to replace, but it is easy to do and thermostats are inexpensive.
Heater core may be plugged, this is more likely if stopleak has ever been used to stop a radiator leak. Solution would be backflushing the heater core.
The valve that controls the flow of coolent to the heater core could be stuck or defective or the vacuum switch that controls the valve might be defective.
on Jan 22, 2013
It was over heating sputtering running rich
It's difficult to answer from your brief description but it could be a blown head gasket, bad radiator, stuck thermostat, or the cooling system may be air locked. The oxygen sensor could be causing it to run rich.
Before digging into a head gasket do a few more things....
Does the Cooling fan(s) come on? No, check relays? If it has 2 fans turn A/C on, one should come on.
Check engine oil, is it over full and milky looking? Indicates Blown Head Gasket
Open Coolant over flow bottle is it bubbling if so does it smell like exhaust fumes? Indicates Blown Head Gasket
on Dec 30, 2012
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