I replaced My thermostat due to an overheat. (idler pulley let go and belt came off. After replacing the belt the temp would get to between about 160ish on the dash. I replaced the thermostat and now the temp wont climb past 140-150. Any suggestions?

Asked by Feb 06, 2015 at 07:57 PM about the 1999 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced My thermostat due to an overheat. (idler pulley let go and belt came off. After
replacing the belt the temp would get to between about 160ish on the dash. I replaced the
thermostat and now the temp wont climb past 140-150. Any suggestions?

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have you made sure you have the right thermostat? they come in 160, 180, and 195 degree versions. it should be stamped on it.

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