Common questions

What is the effect of removing thermostat from a car?

What is the effect of removing thermostat from a car?

If you remove the thermostat, your car will run cold in cold weather. In the summer. Your car will run between 190°F-200°F with or without a thermostat. Both will take longer to heat up to operating temperature.

What position should the jiggle valve be in?

12 o’clock position
The thermostat jiggle pin is a pin that is located in the small hole in the plate valve of the thermostat and which should always be in 12 o’clock position during installation. It helps bleed the cooling system of trapped air by allowing air to pass into the radiator, after which it can be released from the system.

Which way does the jiggle valve go?

The FSM says the jiggle valve must be pointed downward at the 6 o’clock position. Some people with the Haynes manual for their trucks says it’s supposed to be placed at the 12 o’clock position.

What happens when the thermostat on a Dodge Ram goes bad?

This article applies to the Dodge Ram (1994-2001). When your thermostat starts going bad, you are putting your engine at risk. Your thermostat sends a lot of information to the computer which takes that information to make decisions affecting the fan, water pump, and fuel and air mix among other things.

What causes a Dodge Ram engine to overheat?

The thermostat blocks the coolant from flowing into the radiator as the engine is warming. A fault with the thermostat can cause reduced engine performance and overheating, typically seen on the instrument gauge panel. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 3rd Generation (2002-2008).

What are the symptoms of a bad thermostat?

Some of the most common symptoms of a bad thermostat are no heat, a spiked temp gauge, blown head gasket, and more. There are a few ways that your Ram will tell you that your thermostat is bad. Hopefully you’ve caught them before any damage was done.

How do you remove the radiator cap on a Dodge Ram?

Remove the radiator cap by pushing it down, and then twisting it counterclockwise. At the driver’s side bottom corner of the radiator is a drain blocked by a plug. Turn this plug counterclockwise with a 3/4″ wrench after you place a drain pan beneath it.

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