Men are telling me thata thermostat is useless.l. It is already overheating. What will happen to me engine without it?

Sarah Lennox

Asked by Mar 02, 2016 at 07:02 AM about the Dodge RAM 250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1992 Dodge Ram Van 250 How long does it take to get a reply? What will
happen to my vehicle without. a thermostat? I am a 62 year old woman.I need
your expert advice. Please help me                                       Thank you Sarah

2 Answers

Bob Beaman

Removing the thermostat will likely not help the overheating issue unless the thermostat is the problem. The root cause of the overheating needs to be determined. There are a number of possible causes. Radiator issues, water pump problems, bad thermostat, head gasket issues etc. Get it to a qualified mechanic and get it diagnosed. If removing the thermostat cures the overheating issue then it is very likely that the thermostat is defective. How many miles on the Van?

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Bob Beaman

Do some "Googling" regarding needing a thermostat. Here is one example at the link....... remove-thermostat-stop

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