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Old 07-25-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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Tstat and Temp Question

95 with the 2.5 liter motor.

I replaced the water pump and tstat. The tstat looked like the original. It had the Chrysler emblem on it. Stamped on the tstat was 186 so I'm guessing it's a 186 degree tstat. I bought a new one from Autozone and their computer said to put in a 195 degree tstat.

When I'm driving the dash gauge pretty much reads 200-210. Do I have the right tstat in there?

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Old 07-25-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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Same thing here. They said 195% tstat, I put mine in and I read 210% all the time. Anyone know if this is normal?

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Old 07-25-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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Hey, I already asked that question. No hijacking questions bub.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:05 PM   #4
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95 with the 2.5 liter motor.

I replaced the water pump and tstat. The tstat looked like the original. It had the Chrysler emblem on it. Stamped on the tstat was 186 so I'm guessing it's a 186 degree tstat. I bought a new one from Autozone and their computer said to put in a 195 degree tstat.

When I'm driving the dash gauge pretty much reads 200-210. Do I have the right tstat in there?

195 is when the T-stat should open. The temp guage/sensor reads the temperature of the coolant at the sensor which I believe is located in the cylinder head. A difference in temp between what the t-stat is rated for and the guage is normal.

To answer your question...yes you have the correct t-stat

Hope this helped
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:15 PM   #5
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Helps a ton. Now I don't have to worry.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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It was a Bump, didn't look as if you were getting any response. No hard feelings! I kinda wondered myself! Thanks anyways!
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:52 PM   #7
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I was just kidding. No hard feelings at all.

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