Your fuel sending unit is probably bad. It is located in the fuel tank and the fuel tank must be removed to replace it.
Your engine will get the best mileage at full operating temperature. If the thermostat is removed or too low a temperature unit the engine will use more fuel.
Thermostat stuck open. Replace.
Follow the upper radiator hose to where it meets the engine, that's where you'll find the thermostat. If it's an easily accessible location it is simple to change, it can just get messy if you have a full cooling system. I have a 96 caravan and it took me more time to scrape off the old gasket material than it did to remove and replace the thermostat.
Check the level of coolant. If the level is full, replace the thermostat.
Is it full of coolant? Leaking water? Bad wqater pump? Broken/loose belt? Bad thermostat?
AnswerYup, in most cases. Check the thermostat.
Remove the top main radiator hose (between the cap and the motor head) from the motor head (held on by a Spring Clamp). Then remove the 2 bolts that hold the thermostat in place & then the gasket. Replace both parts (gasket and thermostat) secure the bolts, reattach the hose... remove the radiator cap and start the engine. Add 50/50 Antifreeze mixture until the reservoir is "full" (running engine during this process for about 5-10 minutes to remove air in line). viola...
If it is overheating or taking a long time to reach full operating temperature then it may need a new thermostat. If you even suspect it is not functioning properly just replace it.
No You don't Need to change the water pump But you should change it and the thermostat if radiator was full of sludge. if not then no to both.
Yes. Your engine will get the best mileage at full operating temperature. If the thermostat is removed or not working properly causing the engine to become too hot or not hot enough it will affect the operating efficiency or your engine which will decrease your gas mileage.
Assuming RAD stands for radiator . . . Chances are your thermostat is stuck closed. Replace it.
Your thermostat has nothing to do with your coolant light. Your thermostat, if bad, would make your van run extremely hot, or not heat up at all. Your coolant light is probably a bad sending unit or ground.
check or replace coolant thermostat or bleed the coolant system
The last true Dodge full size van was built in 2002. From 2002-2009 Dodge sold the Mercedes Sprinter with a Dodge hood ornament on it. As of today 5-15-2012 Dodge does not sell any full size van.The last true Dodge full size van was built in 2002. From 2002-2009 Dodge sold the Mercedes Sprinter with a Dodge hood ornament on it. As of today 5-15-2012 Dodge does not sell any full size van.
No, Jiffy Lube does not replace thermostats. They only perform preventive maintenence services. You will have to go to a full service shop, such as Firestone or NTB to have a thermostat replaced.
They will get full of crud and start to stick.
most likely you dont have enough coolant to reach heater core. make sure your full
The top radiator hose connects to the engine through the thermostat housing. Remove the radiator hose from the housing, remove the two bolts that hold the housing to the block, remove the thermostat from the housing, clean the housing and the block, put a new thermostat in (following the directions for orientation as specified by the box with the spring assembly TOWARD the engine.) Then after you have re-installed the thermostat housing and the radiator hose, add coolant and be on your way. While you're at it, check the radiator and heater hoses for brittle rubber or bulging spots and replace the hose if there is any evidence of damage.
It's likely the thermostat. That's assuming the coolant is full. Thermostat runs $11 for the 3.5.
The best place to start would be to check the coolant level in the radiator. If the coolant level is low, fill to full level. If the engine is not reaching the normal operating temp, then the thermostat is bad. Just replace the thermostat with a new one.
Most common cause for overheating is low coolant, check and make sure your coolant is full when engine is cold. If coolant is full, the thermostat may be bad. Most thermostats open between 180 and 210 degrees if it gets higher than that and coolant is full I would replace the thermostat because it's a cheap repair, usually under $10 for the part. The thermostat is located in the housing of the engine where the upper radiator hose goes in. If overheating continues, you may have a bad water pump or plugged radiator.
Disconnect the fuel filler hose, drop the gas tank, remove the pump.
Sounds Like A Bad Thermostat. Or The Hose Is In To Much Of A Curved Situtation. Suggest Make Sure Coolant Is Full, And Hose Is Not Collasped. Then Remove & Replace Thermostat. Still Have Problem, May Be Water Pump. Good Lucl
To replace the thermostat: 1. Use a suitable drain pan to drain some coolant out of the radiator so it doesn't cause a spill problem You will not need to completely drain the radiator. 2, Remove the water outlet. The water outlet is at the engine end of the upper radiator hose. 3. Remove the old thermostat, if present. Clean any gasket residue off of the thermostat housing and the water outlet. Install a new gasket and thermostat, reinstall the water outlet and fill the radiator with coolant. Check for leaks. Warm up the engine then when it is cooled off check to make sure the radiator is properly full.