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Originally posted by JP Noonan:
All the broken ones I've seen (not a lot mind you, maybe 4-5) are permanently expanded.

If one was fail to expand and stay coiled then you are right the flaps would stay closed overheating the motor.
AND if the motor overheats, the Tstat always ends up expanding into a big long noodle
The springs in the flaps and the above point make the system fail safe.

My 76 2 liter had a broken T stat cable. 5 minutes and a second pair of hands to help guide the cable up through the hole, and all was well.

Old 10-24-2001, 10:20 AM
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