I once changed the prestone on my car (Chevy 97)and after that, the temperature went from normal to a little hot. I changed the thermostat and temperature went back to normal. I assume the new prestone made the thermostat more "stiky" and It could not open as freely as before. Hope this help Normand Also make sure there are no air pockets in your cooling system, but most likely it is an intermittent problem with your thermostat, they are cheap and easy to change, I change my thermostats almost once a year anyway. If after all of this you are having the same problem then maybe the temperature sending unit could be corroded or faulty or the water pump impeller could be worn. With the gauge at about half way or a tad higher the cooling fan should kick on and the Temp. gauge should fall rather quickly within a couple minutes to about a third of the way.Then the fan shuts off. Does your cooling fan run? Do you ever hear a gurgling sound from under the hood or under the dash? The gurgling sound would indicate air trapped in your cooling system. I hope this helps as well, Randy...
Broken thermostat. Common Chrysler problem. Replace the thermostat.
I have 95 cavbalier new heater cor new thermostat puts out very little heat any suggestions
It's in the thermostat housing between the actual thermostat and heater hose. Has a little insulated wire coming out of it.
my 05' cavalier has a bad alternator problem its charging the battery a little bit then stops and the little power my battery has is drained by the end of the night. I replaced the alternator twice and the battery but still no difference.
Thermostat stuck closed, engine overheating, temp gauge running very hot. Thermostat stuck open, little or no heat from heater, temp gauge not moving much off of cold mark.
If you're talking about an automotive thermostat and an automotive heater , then you should go with whatever temperature range thermostat the manufacturer originally specified . If you live in an unusually cold climate , you can go up a little on the thermostat heat range during the cold weather .
Yes! Thermostat stuck open. Replace thermostat. It could, but the thermostat is normally open when the engine is warm so you should only notice this when the engine is cold or warming up.
It's dependant on what you want. If you live in a hotter climate, select a lower temperature thermostat; that causes the thermostat to open sooner, keeping the engine a little cooler... hopefully. If you live in a climate that is either normally cooler or seasonably cooler, a hotter thermostat can help the heater work better. A hotter thermostat has been demonstrated to be SLIGHTLY (almost insignificantly) at helping the engine run more efficietly.
If the temperature gauge is reading below normal operating temp after driving a little while it may be that your thermostat is stuck open. I replaced my thermostat and it fixed mine.
Thermostat tempratures are more a function of the local temperature average. If you live in an area that doesn't get much above 100 degrees and gets very cold during the winters such that you need your heater to work well, I'd use a 195 degree thermostat. If you seldom need the heater, you can get by with a 185 degree thermostat. In either case, if the engine runs a little warmer but still within the normal range, it will perform a little more efficiently and give just a little better fuel economy. I almost ALWAYS use a 195 but then I always keep my radiators clean.
The temperature of the water is lower than the air temperature. [Try running the hot water a little before you wash your hands.]
There are multiple reasons for that. First of all the thermostat must installed in the proper way. There is a valve which must at it's maximum vertical position. Also if you have bought an aftermarket part you might made a mistake. It's because aftermarket parts a little higher opening temperature. You have two choices: first one is to buy the thermostat from Toyota; second is to but so called "low temperature thermostat" which opens before required temperature is reached. If you live in a cold state you need to buy OEM part because low temperature thermostat effectively decreases temperature of the heating system.
No, that is actual a little cold for human body temperature. It would matter who it is that is running this temperature because some fevers can be cold fevers.
195 degree is were your thermostat will open.which in hot weather causes cars to run a little hot.recommend use a alternate thermostat at 180 degree.helps run engine cooler and helps with cooler transmission.hope this helps
It is normal for a temperature gauge to go up a little bit until the thermostat opens up and the cooling fan comes on. As long as it is not going out of the normal temperature range it is fine.
If the thermostat is exposed but it just won't come out, it might just be stuck with a little gasket sealer. If that's the case, you might need to 'persuade' the thermostat a little.
The cooling machine in a fridge doesn't run the whole time. The thermostat turns the cooling machine on when the temperature is just a tad over the target temperature, then it will run until the temperature is a little below the target temperature. Then the cooling machine switches off, the temperature will slowly creep up above the threshold, and the machine will start again.
The thermostat is probably stuck in the open position.
Tough to narrow it down with such little detail, but it sound like your car's thermostat may be malfunctioning and not controlling the temperature correctly.
the thermostat is located on the intake manifold @ the end of the upper radiator hose.there is a little housing there with two bolts ,and thermostat is in it!
only time a thermostat needs replacing is if it doesnt workgenerally when they quit, the engine will over heatthis is caused by the thermostat not opening properlyeasiest way to test this is to get engine to running tempthen with engine running a little faster than idle, remove radiator cap and look to see if the coolant is circulating in radiatorif no circulation, the thermostat has not opened and needs replacementonly other way to test is to remove thermostat from engine and test in bioiling waterbut if you do that, u may as well replace it while it is out
make sure that thermostat is not installed upside down. check radiator cap, old one may be worn out
Close to 200 degrees maybe a little more on a hot day or with the A/C running
Too much extra heat, the oceans's absorb it because of the energy required to heat water by the same amount of temperature. Too little heat, and the opposite happens.
I suppose when you say " the air stops blowing but the unit is still running" you mean the air that is blowing is not cool. If so, then the thermostat is faulty or needs to be set a lower temperature setting. If the unit blows cool for a few minutes and not cool for a few minutes, then cool again, etc. (called short-cycling), the unit is low on freon.