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Old 01-10-2017, 11:11 PM
smokinAMD smokinAMD is offline
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Default Re: Do I really need a new radiator?

Put a thermostat in it first and go from there. 2.3's are horrendous for the thermostats failing open.

Did you have a p0128 code which is why you replaced the sender? If so, you didn't need to. That code was telling you the thermostat was stuck open.

Can't tell you how many thermostats I've put in Fords and mazdas with the 2.3.
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