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Coolant still leaking from my 1996 Isuzu Rodeo.

I have had a new radiator, upper and lower hose replaced along
with a new water pump and thermostat.
It appears that when I drive this and shut it off after it is all warmed up
I get steam and fluid dripping from the bottom of the vehicle.
The staem is coming from what appears top where the valve cover is at.
Are there other hoses that control the cooland that may need replacing?
I keep throwing money at this car and it is really frustrating.
Please help

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    where is the water pump?

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There is a plastic heater pipe junction behind the inlet manifold against the fire wall that could be brittle and leaking.

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Hello. Here a non-photo diagram. Hope this helps!!!

The thermostat is located on the side of the water pump, the water pump is located just above the a/c compressor, the thermostat is fed coolant from the radiators lower radiator hose.
Thermostat :
1. drain coolant and tighten drain plug ( easier method : remove radiator cap, get big drain pan, place drain pan under lower radiator hose to radiator connection, remove clamp, slowly remove hose, allow coolant to drain into pan, now is a good time to remove radiator hose and clamp from thermostat housing )
2. remove thermostat cover / cap ( easiest to get at this when front of car is supported by jack stands and right hand side lower cover is removed ).
3. thermostat cap is held on by 3 bolts / remove thermostat.

You will notice that the thermostat's air bleed hole is pointing up and lines up with notch in water pump housing,,

ATTENTION :failure to install new thermostat in the correct location will cause engine to overheat.

1. install new thermostat to water pump, make sure air bleed hole lines up with notch, install and tighten bolts, install a new lower radiator hose, fill cooling system.

thermostat # 17670-77E00
lower radiator hose #17854-65G20
hose clamp #09401-36403
upper radiator hose # 17852-65G20

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Hi I have a late 1998 Holden Isuzu Rodeo D Cab 2.8L turbo diesel 4WD with 274000Km very well maintained it has a suspected overheating problem when under load. The radiator and hoses are new under a year...


the temperature gauge range of movement is still considdered an acceptable range and depending what weather conditions and other loading on vehicle eg going up hill also while towing. But some things ive come accross like possibly the water pump, at higher speeds the impeller could be loose on shaft and with pressure it may not be turning at proper speed, I would replace the thermostat for saftey measures also, while you looked at the water pump. Check out the heater hoses and pipes that run behind the engine to the other side for leaks also. check connections of temp sender unit wire on thermostat housing(there are 2 sensors on it) its the smaller of the 2.the other one is for cold starts

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How do i change a thermostat on a 1996 mercury sable and whre is it located


Thermostat-follow the upper radiator thick hose to the thermostatic housing. Removal & Installation 3.0L (2V) To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the engine cooling system into a suitable container.
  3. Remove the three thermostat housing bolts.
  4. Remove the thermostat O-ring seal.
  5. Inspect and clean the sealing surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install thermostat and o-ring seal.
  2. Install thermostat housing bolts; torque to 9 lb-ft (12 Nm).
  3. Refill cooling system.
  4. Warm-up vehicle and check for leaks.
  5. Top off cooling system.
3.0L (4V) To Remove:
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet adapter.
  3. Remove the bolts, the water outlet adapter and thermostat. Discard the O-ring seal.
To Install:
  1. Clean the sealing surfaces.
  2. Install the thermostat with a new gasket. Tighten the bolts to 89 in-lb (10 Nm).
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4. Warm-up the vehicle and check for leaks.
  5. Top off the cooling system.
3.4L (SHO) To Remove:
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Remove battery.
  3. Remove power distribution box.
  4. Remove battery tray.
  5. Disconnect upper radiator hose and place it out of the way.
  6. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet connection.
  7. Remove the two mounting bolts and remove the water inlet connection.
  8. Remove the O-ring seal and thermostat from the water pump.
  9. Inspect O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.
To Install:
  1. If necessary, install a new O-ring on the inlet connection.
  2. Install the thermostat in the water pump and install the inlet housing. Tighten the bolts to 71-106 lb-in (8-12 Nm).
  3. Connect the lower radiator hose to the water inlet connection.
  4. Install the upper radiator hose.
  5. Install battery tray.
  6. Install the power distribution box.
  7. Install the battery.
  8. Refill the engine with coolant.
  9. Start the engine and allow the engine to warm up so that the water thermostat opens. Check for leaks.
  10. Stop the engine. Allow the engine to cool and top off degas bottle as required to maintain minimum cold fill level.
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