How much is a thermostat for a 2003 Dodge Dakota?

How much is a thermostat for a 2003 Dodge Dakota?

The average cost for a Dodge Dakota thermostat replacement is between $116 and $138. Labor costs are estimated between $85 and $108 while parts are priced at $30.

Where is the thermostat located on a 4.7 Dodge engine?

The Dodge Ram 1500 4 7 thermostat location is on the line from the radiator to the engine block.

Why is my Dodge Dakota overheating?

While there are a variety of reasons your Dodge Dakota is overheating, the most common 3 are a coolant leak (water pump, radiator, hose etc.), the radiator fan, or a failed thermostat.

What happens if you put a thermostat in backwards?

If you installed the thermostat backwards, it would probably not open up enough to allow coolant to flow, and the temp gauge would shoot up into the far right range, the engine would overheat, etc. Install the new thermostat so the copper heat sensing element is toward the engine.

Which way around does a thermostat go?

The shorter end (Arrow B) of the thermostat always points toward the radiator hose, and away from the engine. Therefore, the deep end (Arrow C) of the thermostat always gets installed going towards, or into, the engine.

Can a thermostat be upside down?

You can install a thermostat backward and upside-down: But in the beginning, it can be confusing, and you can install it backward and cause a lot of funky problems. This is a trick that if you remember it you will never install a thermostat in the wrong way, and you’ll always be able to bleed the cooling system easily.

How do you test a thermostat?

Here’s how to test your thermostat to see if it works:

  1. With the power to the furnace off, remove the thermostat or thermostat cover to expose the wires.
  2. Unscrew and remove the wires from their terminals.
  3. Twist the bare ends of the two wires together.
  4. Turn the power to the furnace back on.

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