When the thermostat breaks or malfuctions how can a car act following this

Asked by Oct 03, 2015 at 12:37 PM about the 2003 Nissan Frontier

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it over heats or doesnt come up to operating temp..fast enough.

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If it is stuck closed the engine will overheat. If stuck open the engine will not warm up to operating temperature. A lazy or slow to open thermostat will cause the temperature gauge to spike then settle back to normal. HTH. - Jim

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