If the thermostat failed it is not the fault of the mechanic, he didn't build the thermostat he just installed it. If it failed because of improper installation that is another story. But you are also At Fault,maybe more so than the mechanic ever hear of a temperature gauge. it doesn't just get to hot all of a sudden that happens with not stopping when it get in the red zone.
Are you sure it isn't the hose leaking AT the thermostat housing? If the car ever overheated on you, there may be a warped head. If so, you're in a BIT of trouble. Let a mechanic look at it. A consultation should cost you little or nothing.
Yes, any engine can be rebuilt unless the block is cracked. Just because it overheated does not mean it will needs to be rebuilt. Have it inspected by a tructed mechanic.
Call a mechanic
Yes, most mechanic garages will have car lifts already installed in them. This helps the mechanic get work done underneath the car more easily and let them rotate tires as well.
not sure of the cost. I doubt the mechanic broke the headgasket. More than likely when the radiator and water pump went bad the engine overheated enough to ruin the headgasket.
By a licensed FAA approved mechanic.
Thermostat locationI own a '91 Probe GL, which is 4 cylinders, and the thermostat is located in the housing which is at the engine end of the radiator hose coming from the top side of the radiator. Just look for that main hose, and follow it to the cylinder head. The thermostat should be in that housing. -ShaunThe thermostat is located on the right side of the engine looking in, in between the intake manifold and the air filter box, underneath the wiring. This is in a 1994 Ford Probe GT 6 cylinder.To replace the thermostat, you really need to remove the intake manifold and this can be up to two or three hours work alone, even for a qualified mechanic.
Yes,pretty simple,take it to a mechanic.
Yesy - if the sealant got into the mechanism of the thermostat Yesy - if the sealant got into the mechanism of the thermostat Yesy - if the sealant got into the mechanism of the thermostat
If your mechanic can't reset the timing, then they're not much of a mechanic, try another mechanic and make sure they're a certified ASE mechanic.
First, if you haven't warped the head, try replacing the Thermostat and all the antifreeze to something new in this millineum. Second, make sure your radiator isn't leaking along with all of your collant hoses. If that doesn't take care of it, you should take it to a mechanic to get a checkup.
Take it to a mechanic . That should be ur best bet
You just better off with a mechanic. Trust me a mechanic knows a lot and they can help you!
Worn out gear. You need a mechanic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any supercharger should only be installed by a competent mechanic to avoid destroying your engine.
You take it to a mechanic that knows what he/she is doing.
I was always told as a young(er) mechanic, "When in doubt throw it out".
Don't know what kind of vehicle you have but a thermostat housing and the clutch are not connected in any way. Need more info.
You will need to take it into a mechanic. They will be able to provide you with the parts that are needed to do it right.
Again, not a professional car (hearse or ambulance ) question and I am not a mechanic
Believe it or not by the time you pay for the heads and to have the cylinder block resurfaced and heads installed it is actually cheaper to purchase a remanufactured engine or purchase a used engine from a salvage yard. For a 1995 anything I'd be a little leery of buying a used one in a salvage yard though. Ask you mechanic to give you a quote for both and then ask another mechanic so you know you are being quoted a fair price.
Number one cylinder is the rear one. Why, I don't know but that's what I've been told by a Yamaha mechanic
I had a similar issue one day, my friend mechanic advised that the thermostat had siezed, he removed the thermostat, cut the spring and re installed it, I have used it now for 4 months with no issues to date. Please check with a technician, as I reside on an Island that is constant 84 degrees and the engine does not really need a thermostat. As to update this, I have now used this car without the spring in the thermostat for nearly 2 years and without any issues, temp remains well below half way mark
the thermostat is a water/coolant flow regulator using pressure or heat from the water/coolant to open itself and let water circulate. when the thermostat gets stuck (won't open/close normally), the car's engine will overheat, usually will get replaced (if you go to a certified mechanic) or will be removed and not replaced (if you go to an uncertified McGiber type mechanic), although this does not affect your car in a negative way.
Follow the upper radiator hose, and it shoud go to the thermostat housing. If that is not the case, ask your local Acura dealer or a trusted mechanic.