NO is the answer. But ponder this. The thermostat works because as the temperature in its base gets hotter it opens and allows hot water to move into the radiator where it cools and goes back to the engine. Transfer of heat and all. But if there is a bad or defective water pump then the hot water does not get there to open the valve and the engine over heats. Too little water can also do the same thing. Is there a problem you are having specficially?
Of course a water heater thermostat would be defective as water heaters / hydronic boilers would use an Aqua Stat
Low coolant?Cooling fan not working?Defective thermostat?Radiator clogged or air flow resitricted?Defective radiator cap?Defective water pump?Airbound? Low coolant?Cooling fan not working?Defective thermostat?Radiator clogged or air flow resitricted?Defective radiator cap?Defective water pump?Airbound?
No. The only times the radiator would leak is if it was damaged, defective, or corroded.
Plugged radiator Defective thermostat Low coolant Defective radiator cap Water pump not circulating water fast enough Cooling fan not working
Air trapped in the system, defective water pump, blown head gasket or cracked head, cooling fan not working properly.Air trapped in the system, defective water pump, blown head gasket or cracked head, cooling fan not working properly.
U take the thermostat out, get a pot of water, put the thermostat in it and start it to boiling. When the water reaches the temp that the thermostat is designed to operate at it should open , if not , it is defective
It can be many things. Thermostat stuck, low of coolant, cooling fan not functioning properly (bad clutch), defective water pump, or a blown head gasket.
Low coolant? Partially plugged heater core? Thermostat defective opening too soon? Control cable not adjusted properly? Water pump not circulating water? System airbound? Defective radiator cap not building suffient pressure?
By finding the cause of the overheating. It is normally, bad thermostat, bad water pump, clogged radiator, either internally or externally, a defective cooling fan, or defective cooling fan relay.
Check coolant level? Heater core plugged restricted, or airbound? Defective thermostat? Water pump not circulating coolant? Heater control cable not adjusted properly?
Stuck thermostat, bad water pump, clogged radiator, defective cooling fan or fan relay, are a few causes.
Stuck thermostat, clogged radiator, low of coolant, defective water pump, defective cooling fan, blown head gasket, cracked head, just to name the obvious.
Defective refill device. Replace or adjust. Also check the flapper to make sure it is sealing properly.
Stuck thermostat or defective water pump.
1) Defective water pump 2) Stuck thermostat 3) Broken positioning tab inside thermostat housing (located at engine block on front side under AC compressor, if you have AC).
Low of coolant, defective water pump, clogged radiator interior or exterior, cooling fans not working, thermostat installed up side down, or you may have bought a bad, new, thermostat. It happens. Also running 100% water will cause it to overheat. Run a 50/50 mix.
Cooling fan not working? Thermostat not opening? Plugged radiator? Water pump not working? Defective radiator cap? you have to bleed the thermostat
Is it switched on? is the filter clean? is the element and thermostat working properly?
this could be due to defective or clogged thermostat
Low coolant? Heater core airbound or plugged? Thermostat not closing fully? Water pump not circulating coolant? Defective radiator cap? Heater control cable not adjusted properly?
Stuck Thermostat, clogged radiator, defective water pump, defective fan, fan relay, or blown fuse. A defective radiator cap will in some instances make the car to appear to be overheating.
Low coolant? Plugged or restricted radiator? Bad thermostat? System airbound? Water pump not circulating coolant? Defective radiator cap?
Bad water pump, stuck thermostat, clogged radiator, blown head gasket, trapped air in cooling system, defective cooling fan, defective thermal relay, or a combination of these.
Air in the system. Bleed the system. Defective thermostat, clogged radiator, defective cooling fan or fan clutch.
If you are unsure if it is heating because of a water pump or a thermstat, you can find out by removing the thermostat. If it still heats without a thermostat, then you know it is the water pump. Without a thermostat, the water flow has nothing to cause it to heat unless the water pump fails to circulate the water. No circulation of the water would cause the over heating.