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Re: where is the thermostat housing on this 2.0 litre...
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
Disconnect the heater return hose at the thermostat housing located on the left front lower side of engine.
Remove the coolant outlet housing retaining bolts and slide the housing with the hose attached to one side.
Turn the thermostat counterclockwise to unlock it from the outlet.
Remove the gasket from the engine block and clean both mating surfaces.
It is good practice to check the operation of a new thermostat before it is installed in an engine. Place the thermostat in a pan of boiling water. If it does not open more than 1/4 in., do not install it in the engine.
To install the thermostat, coat a new gasket with water resistant sealer and position it on the outlet of the engine. The gasket must be in place before the thermostat is installed.
Install the thermostat with the bridge (opposite end from the spring) inside the elbow connection and turn it clockwise to lock it in position, with the bridge against the flats cast into the elbow connection.
Position the elbow connection onto the mounting surface of the outlet, so that the thermostat flange is resting on the gasket and install the retaining bolts.
Connect the heater hose to the thermostat housing.
Fill the radiator and operate the engine until it reaches operating temperature. Check the coolant level and adjust as necessary
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Trace the top radiator hose back to the engine. Where it ends is the thermostat housing. You'll have to drain your radiator, remove the radiator hose at the housing on the engine side, then there's usually 2 bolts that hold the housing on. remove the housing, remove the thermostat Noting which direction the thermostat is sitting, replace with the new one in the same position, put a new gasket on the thermostat housing and reverse your steps to put it back together. NOTE**** DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING BOLTS*** if you strip them or snap them off you will be looking at a major repair bill.
Follow the top radiator hose back to the engine at the of it will be the thermostat housing ther will be 2 bolts that mount it to the engine.Remove the 2 bolts and pry up on housing and the thermostat will be underneath.
This car is an easy one to do, the thermostat is on the top of the engine, make sure to do this with a cool engine, follow the upper radiator hose to the motor , the housing that the hose clamp to is the housing you need to remove, you will loose a little coolant when the hose is removed and also the housing so you will what a catch pan under the car to catch the coolant. remove the clamp holding the hose and pull hose off and bend off to the side. next you will remove the bolts holding the housing and pull off there you will see the thermostat, take note how it sits in to avoid putting it in upside down, you will want to clean the housing and engine where the gasket sits, install new thermostat and gasket and tighten, then install and tighten hose, next is to fill radiator and then let engine run to operating temp then top off and cap it, let car cool and then remove the cap start the engine and top off if needed, all done. hope this is helpful, good day.
Under the hood find radiator at front of the car on either left or right
side of radiator is a fat hose that will be connected to the radiator.
Follow that hose to the engine and it connects to the thermostat cover
that is connected to the top of the engine with two bolts holding it
on. Remove both bolts, Remove thermostat cover replace with new
thermostat, Scrap off old gasket on both connecting sides place in new
gasket (using a gasket sealer with the gasket wouldn't hurt to) replace
both bolts only SNUG tight if using sealer let sit for a hour or two.
the top radator hose to where it connects to the motor. On my 97
stratus you follow the top hose which leads to piece where the radiator
cap turns on, take out the 2 bolts and underneath is your thermostat
drain radiator first before you begin anti freeze is poison to animals you will also wont to get a thermostat houseing gasket replace the old one use 50/50 anti freeze put new thermostat in the same direction as the old one bleed air out of radiator when complete
Your thermostat is located under a metal housing on the top of the engine. The upper radiator hose connects to this housing. To change the thermostat you basically need to drain the radiator after your engine is cold, disconnect the upper radiator hose from the engine, and remove the bolts from the small housing. replace the thermostat, and clean the surfaces on both sides and replace the gasket too. reinstall the housing, attach the hose, and refill the radiator. start the engine, warm it up and check for leaks, then re check the coolant level after the engine cools off again. Here's a link to a good article on replacing your thermostat... http://www.automedia.com/Keep_Your_Eye_on_the_Thermostat/ccr20041201th/1
It's actually very simple. Follow the upper radiator hose to the top of the engine block. You will see a housing which the hose is attached to. Remove the hose from the housing. The housing will have 2 or 3 bolts holding it down. Remove the bolts and lift the housing off. The thermostat will be sitting there and you simply need to remove it.