What would cause new thermostat to not open?

Asked by Mar 28, 2014 at 01:06 PM about the 2001 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Engine light on. Test list thermostat as 1st probable cause. Replaced but new thermostat will not open. Replaced with 2nd new thermostat - thermostat will not open. Car has fairly new radiator. It is getting water to the water pump. Is there something else that could be causing the thermostat not to open?

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Are you purchasing an over rated thermostat for your car? Are you putting in a 225 degree thermostat instead of a 180 degree? How are you determining that it's not opening? Is your engine over heating or running too cool? What tests have you done so far?

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