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

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
Dean

2 Answers

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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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Do some "Googling" regarding needing a thermostat. Here is one example at the link.......http://www.nairaland.com/445208/it-good- remove-thermostat-stop

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