Stuck Thermostat?

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A stuck thermostat will cause an engine to take a long time to get to normal operating temperatures. The thermostat that is open will often allow the coolant to circulate before the engine requires cooling. This means that the engine will not reach the right temperature to burn fuel efficiently. In most cases a stuck thermostat will simply need to be removed and replaced with a new thermostat to make the vehicle operate correctly. This is accomplished by removing the old thermostat when the vehicle is completely cool.
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