what happens if I remove the thermostat in my truck ? will the truck still over heat?

Asked by Jan 09, 2016 at 09:54 AM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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74,645

It may run hot, and throw codes since it would not be at the proper operating temperature.

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Probably, because without a t-stat the coolant does not stay in radiator for enough time to cool ----- And good morning Rowefast

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Not a good idea. The engine has 2 different programs that your car runs on. 1 is closed loop which uses more fuel til the computer sees that engine has reached normal operating temperature then it switches to the normal program, that's the function of the thermostat

79,475

It will be slow to warm up and may not run at the proper temp. Listen to the guys above!

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