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How do I locate my thermostat?

In most cases, not all, follow the upper radiator hose to the engine. The hose clamp on the end is usually clamped to the thermostat housing (sometimes there's a metal tube, and another rubber hose, then the housing). Drain the coolant through the petcock valve on the radiator,or place a large pan under the vehicle to catch what escapes. It's usually easier to remove the hose from the thermostat housing (Get a flashlight and look inside, but make sure the engine is cooled off). If you can see the thermostat, then remove the housing. (put the thermostat back in the way it came out. Pointy end towards the radiator.) Clean off the old gasket from both surfaces, install the new thermostat, apply the new gasket. Reverse the procedure and top off with coolant.

Search under "images" and type in "thermostat" if you're not sure what it looks like. You'll be looking for the end with the point.

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where is the thermostat located in the 06 stratus


  • Find the location where the upper radiator hose connects to the intake manifold of the engine by tracing it from the radiator to thermostat intake housing bolted to the intake.
  • 2 Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat intake housing by loosening the band clamp that secures it into place. With the clamp loosened, pull the hose off the housing.
  • 3 Remove the two bolts that secure the housing to the intake manifold and then lift the housing off the intake.
  • 4 Lift the thermostat out of the intake manifold and place the new thermostat into the hole. The end of the thermostat with the pin protruding from it sticks out of the intake manifold.
  • 5 Lift the thermostat intake housing gasket off the intake manifold and place the new one onto the intake manifold.
  • 6 Place the thermostat intake housing onto the intake manifold and bolt it into place. Reconnect the hose using the band clamp.
  • Six-Cylinder Engines
  • 1 Drive the Dodge onto a set of front-end ramps and secure the parking break. Allow adequate time for the radiator fluid to cool down. Thirty minutes is usually adequate.
  • 2 Loosen the petcock on the lower right hand side of the radiator and drain all of the radiator fluid into a drain pan. Close the petcock once drained.
  • 3 Trace the lower radiator hose to the location where the hose connects to the engine block. The metal housing the hose connects to is the lower thermostat outlet. Remove the hose from the outlet by loosening the band clamp and then by pulling the hose off the outlet. Be careful--some fluid will drain from the hose.
  • 4 Remove the two bolts that secure the thermostat outlet to the engine block and pull the thermostat outlet off the block.
  • 5 Discard the O-ring inside the bottom edge of the thermostat outlet and place a new one into the outlet.
  • 6 Pull the thermostat out of the engine block and replace it with a new one. The end with the pin protruding from it sticks out of the engine block.
  • 7 Place the thermostat outlet onto the engine block and secure it into place. Reattach the lower radiator hose with the band clamp.
  • 8 Open the radiator filler cap located on top of the radiator and fill the radiator with the fluid previously drained from the system.


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    Dec 28, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Stratus

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    where is my thermostat


    Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine. Where the end of the radiator hose is clamped on the engine, this is the thermostat housing. Under this housing is where the thermostat is located.

    Aug 22, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord

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    the engine got hot could it be the thermostat and where is it located also the water pump


    Could be thermostat, follow the upper radiator hose from radiator to engine, where it hooks up at engine end, is where thermostat is at, remove small bolts at housing where hose clamps to, under that housing is where thermostat is at.Water pump, follow lower radiator hose from radiator to engine, where it hook up to, is where water pump is at.

    Aug 11, 2010 | 1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88

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    how to change the Thermostat in a 1998 Buick LeSabre


    Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine. The hose clamp on the end is clamped to the thermostat housing. Drain the coolant through the petcock valve on the radiator, or place a large pan under the vehicle to catch what escapes. It's easier to remove the hose from the therm housing, then remove the housing. (put the thermostat back in the way it came out. Pointy end towards the radiator.) Clean off the old gasket from both surfaces, install new therm, apply new gasket. reverse procedure and top off with coolant.

    Feb 13, 2010 | 1998 Buick LeSabre

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    i am looking for the thermostat in my chevrolet venture 2001, and if possible i would like a drawing of it so i can locate it thank you


    if you follow the upper radiator hose to the engine you will find a clamp on the end of it that you will want to take off and under that is the thermostat housing there are two bolts that hold the housing in place that you will have to take out to get to the thermostat and so you can put the new one in. its takes about 45 minutes.

    Feb 20, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Venture

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