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kid vishus
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posted 12-11-2002 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The t-stat in KK's truck is stuck open. It looks like it should be a pretty easy fix, but I just wanted to make sure there wasnt any unforeseen problem I might hit before I get started.

With the lows getting into the 30's, and the t-stat stuck open, the truck never really warms up, and the heater is lucky if the air it blows is lukewarm. I figure that is the problem, withthe truck stone cold,(it hadnt been run in 4 days) I pulled the radiator cap and started the truck. The water was rushing thru the radiator right away. I fugre the t-stat is stuck open or the water would not have been moving so fast so soon. Does that sound like a reasonable deduction?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-11-2002 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure does. Also, you can feel the exact time the thermostat opens by feeling the upper radiator hose. It won't be hot until it opens. If it warms up right away, the stat is stuck open.

If the heater never gets warm, the heater core may need a backflush.

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kid vishus
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posted 12-12-2002 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I pulled the old 'stat out, it was stuck wide open. I replaced, hopefully that will take care of the lack of heat problem.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-12-2002 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely.

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Dad Vishus
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posted 12-13-2002 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
I pulled the old 'stat out, it was stuck wide open. I replaced, hopefully that will take care of the lack of heat problem.


Build a fire. You are good at that...........Oh wait, you mean in the truck. Oops!

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68F100
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posted 12-13-2002 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hehehe...I wanna hear a story DV.

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