Do I need to purchase the felpro housing gasket as well as the thermostat? The new Tstat comes with its own seal, and the auto parts guys don't stock the housing gasket. This tells me that the metal flange/housing that the radiator hose connects to is the only thing to remove and this does not require a gasket since the tstat has its own seal/ Is this correct?
How to replace thermostat on 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
by jobojo in Reno, NV on September 27, 2010
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ANSWER by Johnny Mopar on September 30, 2010
There is a rubber seal which surrounds the outer portion of the thermostat. This is what seals the thermostat housing. You do not need an additional gasket.
COMMENT by jobojo on October 01, 2010
How about draining coolant beforehand? Any mystery to it?
I HAD HISTORY OF LOSING COOLANT FOR MONTHS EVEN AFTER REPLACING THERMOSTATS GASKETS AND ALL OTHER POSSIBILE PROBLEMS. THEN FOUND IT WAS THIS HOSE FITTING OR WHAT EVER THEY CALL IT? It CONNECTS FROM...
i am somewhat able to use tools and have replaced thermostats on some older cars. thank-you!
My tuck is overheating. I did have to put 1 gal of fluid back in the radiator and overflow tank, however still overheating. There are no visible leaks. Does this indicate a thermostat problem?