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Can't figure how to remove wireing cover over Thermsta housing on a 2006 4 cyl. Elantre

There is a black plastic cover that has wiring and it is covering the thermostat housing. In fact it seem to attach to the bolts of the thermostat. How do I remove it?

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    Begin by sliding under the front of the car and locating the radiator drain plug on the bottom of the passenger's side of the radiator. Slide the catch container under the drain plug. Use the socket set to loosen and remove the plug. Allow all the coolant to drain out of the system.

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    Follow the coolant line that comes out of the bottom of the radiator and enters the engine block. Where the line enters the block, there is a small oval cover. Use the socket set to remove the two screws holding this oval cover on. Below the cover, you will find the thermostat.

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    Pull the thermostat out and then slide in the new thermostat. Replace the cover and tighten down the mounting screws. Unscrew the radiator cap and fill the system with a 50/50 mix of water and radiator fluid. Start the car and see if it cools down like it should.


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    SOURCE: how many bolts on the thermostat housing?

    should just be two bolts, one on each end of the housing

    Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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