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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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With the frigid temps here in the Midwest of USA - I'm looking to replace the thermostat. Even after city driving for 30 minutes air temp blowing out is lukewarm at best. Ive got minimal experience in auto-mechanics, and minimal "auto" tools - however not afraid to give it a try. Engine has a big plastic cover over it -"DOHC 24 Valve V6 3500" that forces you to be a "Cirque de Soleil" member to see what I'd be getting myself into. Only have 17,500mi - should I be replacing the thermostat -OR is it something else? If it is the thermo - should I attempt or leave it up to a service techie?
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with only 17k miles on it is shuld still be under warranty take it to dealership and have them diagnois it
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Sometimes getting the car to the dealer is a PITA. I thought it would be simple - LOL. Anyway, have followed your suggestion - need to have van in for a TSB on frnt strut so killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Tech said that you can't heat this big van in the cold weather with just frnt heater. Well duh!! I know that, how about after half hour driving and the temp coming from the dash vents is barely warm!! Do I have to dress like I'm going to the ski slopes? Anway, will post results. Thanks for the warranty reminder.
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Got it replaced, under warranty. Tech worksheet said that it was sticking. Feels warmer, but then the weather hasn't been as cold lately. My luck... Thanks for the warranty route, saved $$$$
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I am glad that your thermostat issue was solved. btw - Were you able to get the strut mounts replaced under the TSB?
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Parts came in early, taking it in next week, should know by March 23rd
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with only 17k miles on it is shuld still be under warranty take it to dealership and have them diagnois it
Yeah if only 17K miles you should take it to your dealer and let them do the diagnostic thing...


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