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How can you remove the thermostat on a 94 sc1 Saturn and will that stop your car from heating up?

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NO, and NO. DO NOT REMOVE, first it will not run right. There is something else WRONG!The thermostat may have caused the head to warp, head gasket to have blown, but justpulling it will create more problems.Without a thermostat you may be able to go longer "times" without overheating, but meanwhilethe cars "brain" will compensate by loading more fuel, retarding timing and generallymaking the car run as if you just fired it up first thing in the morning...not to mentionno heat for you. Emissions will increase, converter will fail, and you still have thereason for overheating...besides getting crappy gas mileage (how does 15 mpg sound?)

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