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The thermostat is normally located in the aluminium elbow that the top radiator hose connects to. The elbow is usually held down by two bolts and it is only necessary to remove these to replace the thermostat. It may not be necessary to remove any hoses. Take care that the new thermostat is correctly located in its recess and the old gasketing has been completely removed and that the new gasket has a smear of gasket cement on it. While tightening the bolts, make sure that the elbow is seating evenly and not catching on the edge of the thermostat or you could crack the elbow.
Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine block. There should be a roundish metal housing at the end of it. Put a bowl underneath to catch any fluid and take off the bolts(try a 10mm socket or wrench) that hold the thermostat housing to the head. Then just pull out the thermostat and scrape off the old gasket. Put the new thermostat on spring-side toward engine, just like the old one. Make sure to use a new gasket! Then push the housing back over it and tighten the bolts. Add any anti-freeze necessary and your done!
The upper radiator hose connects to the thermostat housing . Loosen clamp and remove hose from housing nipple , there will be two bolts one on either side of the housing remove bolts lift housing and thermostat will be under it ,pay attention to the way it is facing before removing . remove old thermostat clean off old gasket seal install new gasket (it will come with the new thermostat ) install new thermostat face same direction as the old one was. reinstall housing and hose . refill radiator with antifreeze let car run till it warms to normal running temp check for leaks on hose and housing tighten clamp or bolts if needed if no leaks your done.
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hot engine usually due to clogged radiator or bad thermostat. Take out the thermostat and make sure it is opening fully in boiling water.
Look inside your radiator for signs of clogging. If yes, professionally flush or replace radiator.
Usually in any vehicle the thermostat is underneath the fitting either on the engine manifold or the block that is attached to the TOP radiator hose. 1 clamp, 2 to 3 attaching bolts for the fitting, a gasket and the thermostat. Just make sure to clean the mating surfaces well and install an new gasket with the thermostat.
Drain the coolant (left lower side of the radiator) Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine, at the end of the hose is a metal housing, held down with 2 bolts, or 1 bolt and 1 stud. There may be wires going to one of the bolts, be sure these go back on. After taking the 2 bolts out, lift up the housing and the thermostat will be right there. Clean the old gasket from the manifold and the water outlet housing. Now install the thermostat, then the gasket. and torque down the bolts evenly. about 25-30 ft pounds. fill the radiator until about 2 inches below the filler neck, and start the engine, now keep putting coolant in to keep it 2 inches below the radiator neck, and let it warm up until you see coolant moving in the radiator, now fill it to the top and fill the coolant bottle to the cold mark. Its a good time to replace the radiator cap also. Good Luck.
if you follow the top large hose from the radiator to the engine you will see that it ends ina kind of bubble shaped housing with several bolts that attach to the engine, your thermostat is inside this housing and all you have to do is remove the bolts slip off the housing and pull out the old thermostat and replace , make sure you use a gasket and some gasket silicone when you replace and be sure to tighten proerly but to not overtighten
The thermostat is located at the end of the top hose that goes from your radiator to the thermostat housing. The hose has 2 clamps one on the radiator and one on the thermostat housing. you have to remove two bolts holding down the housing. on the inside is the thermostat. Notice how you took the thermostat off and install a new gasket and new thermostat the same way.Do not over tighten the bolts on reinstalation. the housing can break if you do.