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Old 05-22-2014, 09:07 AM
elivergara elivergara is offline
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Question Thermostats price. Do I MUST have the expensive one?

-2003 Ranger XL 2WD 2.3L

I want to replace the thermostat. I have changed the fan clutch due to overheating (and it is good now), but thought I might as well change the thermostat once I am at it.

The problem is... Most parts stores have it for ~$150... but then I found this one for $27.99 that says it is the "exact fit": ( http://is.gd/LgeEs7 ).

The same store has the one for ~$151.99 ( http://is.gd/1RULMt ). which seems to have the connector the cheap one does not. So the question is...

What functionality will I lose by getting the cheaper one?
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:35 AM
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Probably allows the computer to open it.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:13 PM
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I put a 15 dollar one from Advance Auto and mine hasnt completely destructed yet
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: Thermostats price. Do I MUST have the expensive one?

Just buy a Motorcraft,you can't go wrong.JMHO
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