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Why is the thermostat loose in the thermostat housing?

I got a 2004 chevy malibu classic when replacing the thermostat in the housing the thermostat seems to be loose. It should fit snug is there possiblity that the thermostat is to small for that engine?

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Is the gasket there? It could be possible if it was replaced, That they got the wrong one,

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SOURCE: 2004 chevy malibu classic spark plug replacement

Search for the engine model ECOTec 2.2 rather then Malibu. It is very easy to replace the plugs, they are DEEP inside the engine so you will need a 6" socket extension for the spark plug socket. Needle nose pliers were required to retrieve the socket on the first plug. Don't push down hard on the plug, just enough to engage the nut. Full screen photo sequence is available at:
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SOURCE: Where is the thermostat on a 2004 chevy malibu

This diagram should help


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SOURCE: replacing spark plugs on a 2004 chevy malibu

2.2L Engine

  1. Observe the following service precautions:

    Allow the engine to cool before removing the spark plugs. Attempting to remove spark plugs from a hot engine can cause the spark plugs to seize. This can damage the cylinder head threads. Clean the spark plug recess area before removing the spark plug. Failure to do so can result in engine damage due to dirt or foreign material entering the cylinder head, or in contamination of the cylinder head threads. Contaminated threads may prevent proper seating of the new spark plug. Use only the spark plugs specified for use in the vehicle. Do not install spark plugs that are either hotter or colder than those specified for the vehicle. Installing spark plugs of another type can severely damage the engine.
  2. Turn the ignition OFF .
  3. Disconnect the Electronic Ignition (EI) module harness connector.
  4. Remove the spark plugs using a 5 / 8 inch spark plug socket.

To install:

WARNING Do not coat spark plug threads with anti-seize compound. If anti-seize compound is used and spark plugs are over-torqued, damage to the cylinder head threads may result.
  1. Inspect the gap on the new spark plugs, re-gap the plugs as required. The spark plug gap specification is 42 inch. (1.0 mm).
  2. Install the spark plugs and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  3. Apply dielectric compound to the spark plug boots and make sure no corrosion is present.
  4. Install the ignition coil housing to cam cover and attachment bolts.
  5. Tighten the ignition coil housing bolts to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm).
  6. Connect the EI module harness connector. Push in until a click is heard and pull back to confirm a positive engagement.

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SOURCE: where is the thermostat in a 98 chevy malibu 2.4L?

No it not at that housing, Its under the car kinda. If you remove the heat sheild for the exhaust manifold you will be able to see the top of the housing. It connects to the bottom of the water pump housing then to a metal pipe that goes under the oil pan to the lower radiator hose. You will be able to remove the two 8mm headed bolts from the top, then unbolt the stud that holding the metal pipe under the oil pan and then you can get to the t-stat. Lots of work in tight spaces but it is possible to do with out pulling the exhaust manifold or the water pump housing!

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I replace a headlight bulb for a 2004 chevy

Change headlights in 2004 Chevy Malibu Classic
Open the hood and pull up on the two black tabs on either side of the lamp assembly. Pull the lamp assembly forward gently and unclip the wiring harness. Twist the socket counter-clockwise and remove it. The bulb should be removed by wiggling it.
Install new bulb in its place and turn the socket back into place. Reconnect the wiring harness and return the lamp to its original position. Line up the holes in the lamp assembly to the round ends of the mounting pins, and press down on the two black tabs to hook the lamp assembly into place.

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