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Unread 11-01-2013, 02:18 AM   #1
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Thermostat replacement direction

I took the thermostat off a 3.7 and forgot which way the thermostat is positions. Does the coil part go in or out of the engine? Because if it goes out it almost bottoms out on the housing

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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:31 AM   #2
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The spring goes into the engine and the little bypass should be pointing up . I believe that should always be the case on any engine .
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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Very true!!!
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Ok I had it right I just replaced the water pump and thermostat on my moms jeep and the next morning it started running like Crud and shut down we had it towed to the dealership and they think it's a burnt valve
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Unread 11-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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Ok I had it right I just replaced the water pump and thermostat on my moms jeep and the next morning it started running like Crud and shut down we had it towed to the dealership and they think it's a burnt valve
Might have a air pocket? I had some bad ones in mine while replacing the entire coolant system. Once you figure out with the bleed valve its easy.
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Ok I had it right I just replaced the water pump and thermostat on my moms jeep and the next morning it started running like Crud and shut down we had it towed to the dealership and they think it's a burnt valve
Be wary of this. You just don't get a burned valve overnight. Bet it's something simple if it worked fine before you did the thermostat. DO NOT take them at their word. At least get a second and perhaps a third opinion before you do anything.
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