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Old 06-04-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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wrong thermostat???

Since chritsmas, when i drive in traffic my car heats up, it goes almost to the 3/4 line, when driving on highway I am between the 1/4 line and the 1/2. If i stay too long in traffic, over 30minutes i also get my pressure light on. Could it be i have the wrong thermostat? it started when i changed it

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Old 06-04-2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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What pressure light? Oil?

Have you bled the system? Is your aux fan coming on?
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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It could most likely be the thermo stat.

Different ones are made to open at different temperatures. (i think the dealer sells two temps, 80 and 75 degree ones)
In my experience i had the same prob until i went back and told them i wanted the lower temp of the two.


If you order from the states you can also get a 71 degree termostat.

Easiest way to check is to take the termostat out and check it, they are usually marked.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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My guess is Fan Coupling needs replacing
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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i changed the fan clutch as well in november and the water pump, i bled the system for air too, ill check my thermostat
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:17 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with a new thermostat in my red car. we figured it may have been the temp sender that was actually wrong.
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It could also be your temp clock! It does fail some times and is not accurate!
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:32 PM   #8
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Hi
My car is doing the same thing I'm being told that its the aux fan.
let me know when you find out what the problem is I will do the same.
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