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How do I remove the plastic engine cover on the top of a 2004 3.8L chevy engine so I can change thermostat?

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How do I change the thermostat

Follow the top radiator hose back to the engine. Where it attaches is where the thermostat is. Remove the bolts that hold the thermostat cover on to the engine and remove the thermostat. Clean any old gasket material from both the engine and the thermostat cover. Drop in the new thermostat, then align the new gasket and install the bolts.

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The thermostat is located under the cover that the upper radiator hose connects to on the engine, let engine cool and remove plastic cover over engine and then remove the 2 bolts that hold the thermostat cover down, replace the thermostat exactly as the old one came out, refill the system with the bleeder valve open on the top of the cover over the thermostat until coolant comes out as you fill, this bleeds our out.

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Change thermostat on 2004 chevy impala?

first you need drain engine coolant down below thermostat. what engine type 3.8 or 3.4 need to know.the 3.8 engine thermostat housing on top intake follow top radiator hose to thermostat housing.the 3.4 engine you have to remove air filter housing with air inlet duct with mass air flow have to remove throttle body with coolant hoses.go to auto parts store buy new throttle body hoses old ones will be hard to remove might have to cut two small hoses also buy new throttle body gasket also. before you can remove throttle body unit you have to remove accelerator cable and downshift cable from bracket bolted to throttle body.once throttle body remove then you can remove thermostat housing bolt remove replace thermostat.

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Remove the plastic engine cover, find the top radiator hose and follow it to the motor. Where the radiator connects to the motor, is the thermostat housing. Just remove the hose and then the bolt holding the housing on and change the thermostat. dont forget to scrape the old gasket off of both the housing and the motor to get a good seal.

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Unlike most cars the filter is accessible from ontop of the engine bay. you will need to remove the big plastic cover first. Remove the oil cap and just pop off the plastic. You should see a black cap with the top shaped like hexagon in the lower right corner (facing the car). Now you will need a ratchet an extension and a 1 1/4 socket, and preferably a shallow socket.
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the thermostat is located just above the fan shaft, or ontop of the water pump. at least on the 2.2? and 4.3l engines. Which i think was only available. You may have to remove the plastic Vortec cover to see it.

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