A car can run without a thermostat. However, operating a vehicle without a thermostat may result in serious engine damage caused by the engine operating at too high a temperature. More »

When the thermostat of a vehicle is stuck closed the car will overheat and the heating system will not function. A stuck thermostat can lead to more serious problems, such as a blown head gasket, if not quickly maintaine... More »

Removing the thermostat from a vehicle causes the engine to operate at a cooler temperature than its design. While this prevents overheating, it also increases fuel consumption, the viscosity of motor oil and engine wear... More »

Car batteries run out for several reasons: some die of old age, while others run out of power due to problems in the vehicle electrical system or lose power when drivers leave lights on, doors open, and the radio on when... More »

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Restart a fuel-injected car after running out of gas by adding gasoline to the tank, pressing and holding the gas pedal to the floor, and turning the key. After starting, release the pedal to three-quarter pedal, and pre... More »

Most vehicle thermostats are located at the connection point where the top radiator hose joins the engine block; the units can also be located in the bottom radiator hose. Vehicle thermostats are generally about 2 inches... More »

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To change a thermostat, detach the radiator hose from the thermostat housing, and then remove the housing to replace the old thermostat. You need a bucket, pair of pliers, set of mechanic's tools, clean rag, gasket scrap... More »

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