Thermostat placement

Tiny
CRICKET68131
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  • 2005 DODGE STRATUS
Heater problem 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles

I am trying to find the exact placement of the Thermostat on my 2005 Dodge Stratus. The heater is not working properly. It is cold air coming out when the heater is on. The heater will warm up some after the engine temperature goes up. The engine temperature does not get above the half way mark. I need to know where exactly the thermostat is located and what kind of problems there could be with the engine. Thanks.
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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 9:35 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

The thermostat location is at the end of the upper radiator hose inside of the housing on the engine. Here is a guide and a diagram to help you get the job done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-thermostat

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:32 PM
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JESS1346
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  • 2005 DODGE STRATUS
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  • 82,000 MILES
Engine Cooling problem
2005 Dodge Stratus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles

where is the thermostat located within the engine?
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:32 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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In thermostat housing, located where the lower radiator hose connects to the engine block.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:32 PM (Merged)
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BRINA ALDERMAN
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  • 2001 DODGE STRATUS
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I cannot find where my thermostat is located on my car.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:33 PM (Merged)
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GAILSCAIFE
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  • 1998 DODGE STRATUS
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  • 2WD
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Engine Cooling problem
1998 Dodge Stratus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

1998 Dodger stratus has been overheating when runs idle for even short periods of time. Any ideas what may be causing this? If thermostat where is that located?
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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REMOVAL
Drain cooling system to the thermostat level or below.
Remove coolant recovery system (CRS) hose and thermostat/engine outlet connector bolts Thermostat/Engine Outlet Connector - 2.0L Engine and Thermostat and Engine Outlet Connector - 2.4L Engine 2.0/2.4L Engines. 2.5L engine remove inlet hose and coolant elbow from thermostat housing Thermostat, Housing and Inlet Elbow - 2.5L Engine
Remove thermostat assembly, and clean sealing surfaces


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_thermostat_4.jpg

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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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DMEREDITH73
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  • 1998 DODGE STRATUSDODGE STRATUS
2002 Dodge Stratus 2.7 DOHC 6cl

I am trying to locate the thermostat. I've been having problems with over heating nad I believe that my thermostat may need replacing. The only problem is the location is the same as my old car.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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BLACKOP555
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Thermostat is located where the uper radiator hose goes into the engine usually, that is where it is.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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BRINA ALDERMAN
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Look I dont. See where it is I need help
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TNW626
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Where is the thermostat located for a 2001 dodge stratus se v6
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The thermostat is located on the lower left near the front. It is on the inlet side of the waterpump. I have attached a picture for you. As far as bleeding the system after the job is done, it has an air bleed on the flange of the thermostat to allow trapped air to exit when refilling.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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TNW626
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Lower left standing in front facing the engine?
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Yes, from the front. You will see a large radiator hose going to it and a smaller hose (for the heater core).

I'm glad you emailed back. I reviewed our posts. I wanted to mention to you to make sure the bleeder on the t-stat flange needs to be in the 12 o'clock position.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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TNW626
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K. Thanx
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Glad to help.
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DAVE MC DONALD
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  • 2000 DODGE STRATUS
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Heater problem
2000 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 174000 miles

Where is the thermostat located on a Dodge Stratus with a 2.4 engine.

Also the door a-jar keeps going off when the door is shut. Is this a sensor and if so where is it located so I can replace it.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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Locate your upper radiator hose. Follow that hose towards the engine block. You will see the thermostat housing with two bolts securing it.

One of your door switches is bad. Figure out which one and replace. It is located on the door sill.
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ED VENEMAN
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  • 35,000 MILES
Engine Cooling problem
2001 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 35000 miles

where is the thermostat located?
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BMRFIXIT
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2.4 DOHC

Thermostat follow the upper radiator hose to the engine

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SHANJANA
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  • 2001 DODGE STRATUS
  • 2.7L
  • V6
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  • 180,000 MILES
Where is thermostat located and how do I replace it
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