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Old 03-14-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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Not getting hot enough

What is the normal operating temperture? I just got my 99 sport back after replacing everything from the clutch forward (including an engine) and now instead of overheating, it doesnt get hot enough for the heater to work. Could the new thermostat be stuck in the open position? What else could cause this to happen? The gauge is barely over 100 degrees, never close to 180-210. Please help.

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Old 03-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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what range thermostat did you put in it

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Old 03-14-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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if it's that low the t-stat is probably stuck open.
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My gauge usually settles down around the 210 degree mark. Most likely, drop a t-stat in it and it all should clear up
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what kind of mechanic gives someone their vehicle back after replacing the engine and it doesn't get to operating temperature?

bring it back, and don't let them charge you to get it right.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:22 PM   #6
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what kind of mechanic gives someone their vehicle back after replacing the engine and it doesn't get to operating temperature?

bring it back, and don't let them charge you to get it right.

said in a whisper* pssst, dave, he took it too your shop, ssssshhhh. just kidding.

dave makes a good point. if a mechanic or shop fixed it then they should not have returned it in that condition. take it back and make them fix it correctly.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:45 PM   #7
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said in a whisper* pssst, dave, he took it too your shop, ssssshhhh. just kidding.

dave makes a good point. if a mechanic or shop fixed it then they should not have returned it in that condition. take it back and make them fix it correctly.
oh uhhh, well.....i mean i'm sure they did a fantastic job.

seriously though, i would never let a car go that way, and they should fix it.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:00 AM   #8
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Sure enough, I took it off and it was stuck open. Im going to assume it happened to me on the drive home. Thanks for all your input and help.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:47 PM   #9
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Hopefully you're now running a 195 degree replacement thermostat, glad the problem was only that the previous one was stuck open.

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