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3.2L V6, SOHC head 6VD1 (not the 6vd1w twin cam heads)
x marks the spot
asked many time here, and same answer.
if you look , you see it, then see its not possible to get to the 2 rear bolts (telling you what?)
pull engine block, ? no
pull intake, yes.
Remove the radiator hose from
the thermostat housing cover by removing the band clamp that holds the
hose to the cover. This is done with a Phillips screwdriver. Slide the
band clamp back away from the housing and pull the hose off.
2 Remove the two bolts that hold
the thermostat housing cover to the top of the Elantra intake manifold
with an adjustable wrench. The bolts will be reused. They should not be
3 Remove the old gasket that was
pressed between the intake manifold and the thermostat housing cover.
It's a paper gasket and should pull off of the intake in one piece.
Remove the thermostat from inside of the intake manifold by pulling up
on it. The gasket and thermostat can be discarded.
4 Place the new thermostat into
the intake manifold of the Hyundai Elantra. The thermostat must be
placed with the top sticking out of the intake manifold for it to work
properly. Use the old thermostat to orientate the new one.
5 Place a small amount of PVC
gasket sealer around the thermostat on the base of the intake manifold.
Allow the PVC to dry for ten minutes and then place the thermostat
gasket on top of the gasket sealer. Place a small amount of PVC gasket
sealer on top of the paper gasket and allow to dry for ten minutes.
6 Place the thermostat housing
cover onto the gasket and bolt it into place with the original bolts.
You should see a small amount of PVC gasket sealer squeeze out between
the housing and the intake. This is normal and it should be left in
place. Once it dries, it will add additional seal protection and prevent
7 Place the radiator hose back on
to the thermostat housing cover and fix it into place by tightening the
band clamp with a screw driver. Your Hyundai Elantra is now ready to
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From the pictures I could find, the thermostat housing is bolted onto the intake manifold. If one of the bolts broke off while taking it off, then if your real careful, you might be able to grab it with a pair of "vise grips". Make sure to use a good penetrating oil like liquid wrench or PbBlaster. If it broke off flush then you might get luck with a small drill bit and an EZ out.
Follow this steps on how you can replace the thermostat. First,Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat housing cover by removing the bandclamp that holds the hose to the cover. This is done with a Phillipsscrewdriver. Slide the band clamp back away from the housing and pull the hoseoff. Remove the two bolts that hold the thermostat housing cover to the top ofthe Elantra intake manifold with an adjustable wrench. The bolts will bereused. They should not be discarded.
Remove the old gasket that was pressed between the intake manifoldand the thermostat housing cover. It's a paper gasket and should pull off ofthe intake in one piece. Remove the thermostat from inside of the intakemanifold by pulling up on it. The gasket and thermostat can be discarded. Placethe new thermostat into the intake manifold of the Hyundai Elantra. Thethermostat must be placed with the top sticking out of the intake manifold forit to work properly. Use the old thermostat to orientate the new one.
Place a small amount of PVC gasket sealer around the thermostat onthe base of the intake manifold. Allow the PVC to dry for ten minutes and thenplace the thermostat gasket on top of the gasket sealer. Place a small amountof PVC gasket sealer on top of the paper gasket and allow to dry for tenminutes. Place the thermostat housing cover onto the gasket and bolt it intoplace with the original bolts. You should see a small amount of PVC gasketsealer squeeze out between the housing and the intake. This is normal and itshould be left in place. Once it dries, it will add additional seal protectionand prevent leaking.
Place the radiator hose back on to the thermostat housing cover andfix it into place by tightening the band clamp with a screw driver. YourHyundai Elantra is now ready to drive again. Hope this info help you.
Remove the bolts that hold the thermostat housing onto the intake manifold of the MR2 with an adjustable wrench
and pull up on the thermostat housing to remove it from the intake. The
housing is still connected to the hose. Lift the thermostat housing and
the hose up to drain the antifreeze back into the radiator.
Remove the old thermostat from the hole inside of the intake
manifold and replace it with a new one. Pull the thermostat gasket off
of the top of the intake manifold and wipe the manifold clean with a
Place a bead of RTV gasket maker around the bottom edge of
the thermostat housing and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Place the
thermostat housing back onto the intake manifold and bolt the housing
back into place. Allow 15 more minutes of drying time and slightly
tighten the bolts again. This will form a solid seal between the intake
manifold and the thermostat housing.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Coolant until level is below thermostat
Support bracket located near rear of alternator (A/C Vehicles)
Alternator drive belt by attaching a wrench to the pulley mounting bolt of the automatic tensioner, rotating the tensioner clockwise to release belt tension, and removing the belt:
Alternator mounting bolts, but do not remove any wiring at alternator
4WD indicator lamp wiring harness (4WD vehicles)
Alternator and position aside
WARNING When servicing constant tension hose clamps, use only tools designed for servicing this type of clamp, such as special clamp tool (number 6094). Always wear safety glasses when servicing constant tension clamps. Always replace constant tension clamps with the same numbered clamp.
Radiator hose clamp and upper radiator hose at thermostat housing and position wiring harness aside to gain access to thermostat
Thermostat housing mounting bolts, thermostat housing, gasket and thermostat
Clean intake manifold and thermostat housing mating surfaces.
Install or connect the following:
Thermostat (spring side down) into recessed machined groove on intake manifold
Gasket on intake manifold and over thermostat
Thermostat housing to intake manifold
NOTE: The word FRONT is stamped on housing and must be placed towards front of vehicle.
Housing-to-intake manifold bolts.
Torque to: 200 inch lbs. (23 Nm)
Upper radiator hose to thermostat housing
Alternator (A/C Vehicles)
Torque to: 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm)
Torque to: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
Drive belt over all pulleys except idler pulley
Socket/wrench to pulley mounting bolt of automatic tensioner and rotate clockwise
Belt over idler pulley, let tensioner rotate back into place and remove wrench
If the manifold was replaced, install or connect the following:
Vacuum source manifold.
Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve.
Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor.
Throttle body assembly.
Upper-to-lower intake manifold carrier gasket to the upper intake manifold.
Carefully place the upper intake manifold onto the lower intake manifold. Ensure that the alignment pins in the upper intake manifold align with the holes in the lower intake manifold.
NOTE: Apply thread lock compound, to the bolt threads before assembly.
Install or connect the following:
Upper intake manifold. Tighten the upper intake manifold bolts in sequence to 89 in lbs (10 Nm)
Accelerator and the cruise control cables with the bracket to the throttle body.
EVAP purge solenoid vacuum line to the throttle body.
Connect the electrical connectors to the following:
Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor
Idle Air Control (IAC) valve
Throttle Position (T/P) sensor
EVAP purge solenoid
Install or connect the following:
Throttle body upper support bracket bolt. Tighten the bolt to 89 in lbs (10 Nm)
EGR valve wiring harness heat shield, nut and the bolt. Tighten the nut and the bolt to 89 in lbs (10 Nm)
Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the engine and there is a housing that houses the thermostat. Take it off and when you reinstall the thermostsat, make sure the spring goes toward the engine.
The thermostat is located on the motor block under the three bolt flang that the top rediator hose connects to. Remove the three 10MM bolts and the thermostat can be removed for replacement.
1. Remove the air cleaner air duct from the throttle body and air cleaner.
2. Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine to locate the thermostat housing. The housing is located at the front of the intake manifold.
3. Loosen the hose clamp, then detach the hose from the fitting. This can be difficult. If it's stuck, grasp with a pair of adjustable pliers and twist to break the seal. Then pull it off.
4. Remove the bolts and detach the housing cover. Be prepared some coolant may leak out as the gasket seal is broken. Remove the thermostat.
5. Install the new o-ring onto the thermostat (no gasket is needed) and install the thermostat into the intake manifold with the spring side pointing toward the engine.
6. Make sure the air release valve is in the up 12 o'clock position. Install housing cover and bolts. Reattach the hose fitting and tighten the hose clamp. Fill the cooling system with a 50/50 mix of coolant and water, and burp the system.