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how do u check if thermostat is opened or closed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by escortrio, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. racethisescort89

    racethisescort89 New Member

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    but ebay has more performance stuff for ur motor than mine :)
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    Most likely this IS your problem... Just like Joey said.. it's supposed to have a 195 thermostat.. which means the 160 is opening WAY too early.

    A thermostat that opens that cool is only used on race cars and has absolutely no benefit to a car on the streets.
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    ive heard using them on Turbo apps is good but IM N/A lol
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    A low temp thermostat is'nt a good idea on any fuel injected motor. It can force the ECU to run in open loop all the time.
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    oh really? could that be why my car sucks gas like its juice?
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    Yes. If it can't get up to proper operating temp the computer will keep it in warm up mode.
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    hmm ok well i guess i'm gonna have to change that then eh!
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    I tell you everyting, a 160 isn't reaching operating temp therefore it's still using gas to warm up when the thermostat won't let it warm up, just slap the stock 195* stat in there stat! they are pretty cheap and very easy to install on the BP.

    it's easy to test a thermostat too, get a thermometer, get a pan of water, stick it on the stove, drop the thermostat in, crank that stove to the max, watch the temp and whatever it is rated for that thermostat should open just slightly after that temp, if it does cool, if not replace for SURE. take it out after it opens, make sure it closes up good like it's supposed to.

    that's my .02 worth guys
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    escortrio FEOA Donator

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    The morning after i posted this on my way to school my battery light was on. right after i posted it went out side in the dark and checked my ratator reservore. i remember filling it in june or july as it was almost empty but hadn't remember checking it lately. so i went and looked and going off my cell phone light it looked kinda empty so i went in my garage and got 3/4 of whtever get from an autoparts store of 50/50 coolant and pour it in. its a bit pased full when cold as it was cold and i went inside & came back in the morning.

    the battery lights on on my way to school. when i park i thought i didnt hear the cooling fan go on as i always do if its past radio only or 2nd notch. on my way home from school my battery is out, thought i'd make it but didnt 5 or so miles from home. get a battery thats full hook it up & take off for home. on my way out at 15mph (maybe 5-10 sec later) it dies. i push it over start cranking, i hear no fuel pump/prime and crank after like the 15th it starts.

    i replaced the alternator when i got home with a good used one and go to start it. no start no fuel pump prime.

    i swap a fuel pump and eec/pcm relay and it buzzed both of them after the fuel pump relay.

    i ordered one off ebay and grabbed 2 from the jy. i put all the fuel pumps in and no difference. relays werent clicking anymore as least like the 2nd time before i opened the tank.

    i got a multimter and checked the fuel relay and i got power from the 2 small prongs on the relay.

    i checked power from the terminal from under seat to fuel pump and the 2 black-pink terminals/wires from other side got power along with a yellow one. on the wiring diagram it doesnt show a yellow one but the black-pink come from the fuel pump relay and the ground on the pump, 2 grounds on car. so i assuime its getting power from the relay but i dont hear a click. i went in back of the car and checked the inertia switch and turned it off and on and didnt notice a difference and i pulled thw switch out and it rattles inside and im going to replace that tomorrow from a jy hoping it'll suddenly work, assuming i wake up in time to go there first.

    other then that i can only think of doing is getting a whole assembly from autozone and hope it works.

    lights come on in car/radio come on in car

    can't think of anything. some say there's a fuse under the seat and i remember seeing one on a 95 or 96 i'v had before but never touched. couldnt find it on this . . .its a 91.

    if you have any ideas on what to do let me know.
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    Ok just to clarify. I gather that:

    1) your fuel pump doesn't seem to be priming or possibly even running at all. Replacing the inertia switch isn't a bad idea.

    2) Since your battery light was coming on, it probably was your alternator though. I'm a little confused though, does your car crank over when you try to start it now, or do ONLY the lights and radio turn on. If THIS is the case, try scrubbing your battery cables and terminals with a metal brush, DON'T SKIMP on the scrubbing. After this, reattach the cables as tightly as they'll go without stripping any bolts/nuts.

    3)Be sure to check fuses, I'm guessing you already have, there are several fuses under the steering column to the left, right next to the driver's door. There are also a few fuses under the hood to the right of the battery. Trust me, I know it can be a royal pain to pull each and every fuse out, one at a time.

    If you have any more details I'll try and see if I can find anything else that it might be.

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