• I think you hit the nail on the head there....especially if the torque converter isn't locking up like it used to at highway speeds. Mine wouldn't lock since it didn't think the car was warm. Only happened on cold days. Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine, this is where the T-stat will be located. Here's a link for the general process:
  • What you describe is a bad thermostat. To replace the thermostat on your car follow the lower radiator hose from the radiator to where it connects to the engine. This is the water inlet. (see Picture)Remove the three bolts holding the water inlet to the thermostat housing to change the thermostat. Use silicone sealant to seal inlet to housing during assembly.
  • replace the thermostat

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