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Stratus 2.4L Water Outlet?

We broke the lip of the place where you screw the radiator cap on - I think it's called the water outlet housing. Coincidentally need to replace the thermostat. I've searched the world over for the water outlet for a 2.4L and can only find one that fits 2.0 - does anyone know if it's called something else for my model.

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Go to your dealer and drag the parts guy/girl out to your car and point at it. They may know it by a different name. Try thermostat housing.

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Need to know how to change the water outlet housing.


Remove the water hose, take off the two bolts holding the housing, bang off sideways if stuck and remove the housing, replace gasket after carefully scraping off all residue of last one and reinstall housing and hose. And properly refill the radiator with coolant.

Remove radiator cap and run engine till thermostat opens - then add water till it overflows and then put on cap and tighten. U done!

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How to remove coolant tubes 2002 stratus 2.4


Hi there,

Firstly, disconnect the negative battery cable before draining the cooling system into a suitable container. Then reposition the hose clamp from water inlet pipe. Remove radiator outlet hose from water inlet pipe. Also, reposition the hose clamp from radiator. Finally, remove the radiator outlet hose from radiator and vehicle. To re-install another one, simply reverse the procedure.

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Jan 15, 2011 | 2002 Dodge Stratus

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How difficult is it to replace a thermostat? on a contour 1999. has the smaller engine


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.0L Engine
See Figures 1 through 6

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Fig. 1: Remove the coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet

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Fig. 2: Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet

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Fig. 3: Remove the three retaining bolts for the water outlet

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Fig. 4: Carefully separate the water outlet from the thermostat housing

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Fig. 5: Remove the thermostat from the housing

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Fig. 6: Make sure you replace the O-ring when installing a new thermostat

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the air intake resonators.
  4. emove the upper radiator hose and coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet.
  5. Remove the three retaining bolts from the water outlet and remove the outlet from the thermostat housing.
  6. Remove the thermostat and O-ring from the housing.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean the housing and install the thermostat and new O-ring into the housing.
  2. Install the water outlet and tighten the retaining bolts to 71-97 inch lbs. (8-11 Nm).
  3. Install the upper radiator and coolant recovery tank hoses to the water outlet.
  4. Install the air intake resonators.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Fill the cooling system with the proper 50 / 50 mixture and start the vehicle.
  7. Bleed the cooling system and check for leaks.

Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this asnwer).

Jan 10, 2011 | 1999 Ford Contour

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Where is the thermostat located in the 06 stratus


  • Find the location where the upper radiator hose connects to the intake manifold of the engine by tracing it from the radiator to thermostat intake housing bolted to the intake.
  • 2 Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat intake housing by loosening the band clamp that secures it into place. With the clamp loosened, pull the hose off the housing.
  • 3 Remove the two bolts that secure the housing to the intake manifold and then lift the housing off the intake.
  • 4 Lift the thermostat out of the intake manifold and place the new thermostat into the hole. The end of the thermostat with the pin protruding from it sticks out of the intake manifold.
  • 5 Lift the thermostat intake housing gasket off the intake manifold and place the new one onto the intake manifold.
  • 6 Place the thermostat intake housing onto the intake manifold and bolt it into place. Reconnect the hose using the band clamp.
  • Six-Cylinder Engines
  • 1 Drive the Dodge onto a set of front-end ramps and secure the parking break. Allow adequate time for the radiator fluid to cool down. Thirty minutes is usually adequate.
  • 2 Loosen the petcock on the lower right hand side of the radiator and drain all of the radiator fluid into a drain pan. Close the petcock once drained.
  • 3 Trace the lower radiator hose to the location where the hose connects to the engine block. The metal housing the hose connects to is the lower thermostat outlet. Remove the hose from the outlet by loosening the band clamp and then by pulling the hose off the outlet. Be careful--some fluid will drain from the hose.
  • 4 Remove the two bolts that secure the thermostat outlet to the engine block and pull the thermostat outlet off the block.
  • 5 Discard the O-ring inside the bottom edge of the thermostat outlet and place a new one into the outlet.
  • 6 Pull the thermostat out of the engine block and replace it with a new one. The end with the pin protruding from it sticks out of the engine block.
  • 7 Place the thermostat outlet onto the engine block and secure it into place. Reattach the lower radiator hose with the band clamp.
  • 8 Open the radiator filler cap located on top of the radiator and fill the radiator with the fluid previously drained from the system.


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    Is a thermostat housing and a water outlet the same part? Every time I search for a thermostat housing all I find are water outlets.


    Yes and no, at most auto parts stores they usually use the term "water outlet" to refer to the upper portion, the lid if you will, of the thermostat housing. This is the part that the upper radiator hose connects to. It looks like this:
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    Most times shops and parts stores use these terms interchangeably though. The thermostat in your car sits in whats called a water box, which the coolant temperature sensor connects into and is capped in by the housing/water outlet. I would just ask, if you are being told by a shop, if you just need the piece that connects to the radiator hose and bolts over the thermostat or if you need the the outlet and the water box.

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    Specific instructions for your car are as follows. Let me know if you get stuck or have more questions.


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    1. Remove the necessary coolant from the radiator.
    2. Remove the alternator, as outlined in the Engine Electrical Section.
    3. Loosen the outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Remove the outlet hose from the thermostat housing.
    4. Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
    5. Remove the thermostat housing from the engine block.
    6. Clean all of the surfaces of the thermostat housing.
    7. Clean the sealing surface of the engine block.
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    4. Install the outlet hose to the thermostat housing. Secure the hose with the clamp.
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    6. Remove the thermostat.

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    9. Install the radiator cap, making sure the arrows line up with the overflow tube.

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    2. Remove the air cleaner.
    3. Remove exhaust crossover pipe.
    4. Disconnect the surge tank line fitting from the coolant outlet.
    5. Remove the thermostat housing to intake manifold bolts.
    6. Remove the thermostat housing outlet and thermostat
    7. Clean the mating surfaces.

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    2. Install the thermostat housing bolts. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
    3. Install exhaust crossover pipe.
    4. Connect the surge tank line fitting to the coolant outlet. Tighten the fittings to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
    5. Install the air cleaner.
    6. Fill the cooling system.
    7. Inspect the system for leaks.
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    7. Remove the thermostat.
    8. Clean and Inspect the water outlet housing gasket mating surfaces.
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