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Over heating low coolant light always coming on

The water outlet housing was shot cracked so i replaced it . then didnt over heat for like a day . now its over heating again low coolant light will pop on and off . the next thing would b to replace thermostat ? where is the water pump located so i can replace thermostat . on 2.4 lt malibu thanks

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If standing on passenger side of car looking at the engine the belt will be in front of you the water pump is down at the bottom of engine on the left it is run off the timing chain on the 2.4 when you replaced the water outlet did you bleed cooling system ? if not i would try that first also the low cooling light should not come on unless it is low if it is low you may have another leak

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  • Drain some coolant into a clean container until the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
  • Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
  • Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If the gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably bea coolant leak after reassembly. Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
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  • When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
  • You should be able to see coolant circulating within the radiator.
  • Another way of checking thermostat operation is to feel the top of the radiator hose or use a thermometer or multimeter with a temperature probe to confirm that the coolant is warming up.
  • If the engine is overheating, but the top hose is still cool to the touch, the thermostat is stuck closed and must be replaced.
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The automotive thermostat is a temperature controlled on and off valve. When the temperature rises to a predetermined temperature, the thermostat opens up to allow the engine coolant to flow through the cylinder block and the radiator. This flow is crucial to maintain optimum operating temperature for fuel efficiency, enhanced driveability, and engine protection. The coolant flow is reduced when the engine is cold, and the flow is increased when the engine is hot. Contrary to popular opinion, operating the vehicle without the thermostat doesn't make the engine run cooler. It will actually run hotter because there isn't a thermostat to slow the coolant flow. This means the coolant doesn't stay in the radiator long enough to dissipate its heat.

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Positioning a thermostat into an engine.
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If the radiator is filled to the top with coolant and the engine is run without the radiator cap in place, the coolant will expand and spill over as the engine warms up.
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  • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
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  • Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one. They are of different sizes, types, and temperature ratings.
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  • Install the gasket.
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  • When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
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  • If the engine is overheating, but the top hose is still cool to the touch, the thermostat is stuck closed and must be replaced.
NOTE When a paper gasket is used and the recess is in the thermostat housing, it is a good practice to position the thermostat into the recess and glue the gasket to hold it in place. If it falls out of its groove during installation, the outlet housing can be cracked or a coolant leak will result. Before tightening the water outlet housing, try to rock it back and forth to be sure it is flush. Housings are often cracked during this step.

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