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1. Write down your radio code if it has some anti-theft device.
2. Allow the engine to cool down for about 3-hours before the start of this operation.
3. Open the hood, and disconnect the battery negative terminal. Tuck the negative terminal aside so it won't flip back.
4. Locate the radiator drain-plug (plastic wing-nut) on the lower back side of the radiator, and turn it backward to remove it.
5. Place a container under the radiator to catch the anti-freeze coolant.
6. Remove the radiator cap.
7. Once the coolant is drained, trace the upper radiator hose to where it ends on the engine(thermostat housing), and remove the hose with a medium size plier.
8. Loosen the three bolts holding the thermostat housing. Gently take out the housing.
9. Notice the position the thermostat was previously installed.
10. Replace the old thermostat, and the o-ring around it. Clean its mounting area. Notice that the o-ring fits around the thermostat.
11. Replace the thermostat housing and torque the three bolts to 78-inch pounds. Replace the upper hose.
12. Replace the radiator drain-plug.
13. Re-use the antifreeze coolant and be careful no dirt goes in with the coolant into the radiator.
14. Return the radiator cap.
15. Reconnect the negative battery terminal.
16. Start the car and check for leak.
Important: Anti-freeze coolant harmful to the environment. Return unwanted anti-freeze coolant to collection areas.
its pretty simple. first there should be a valve at the bottom of your radiator, open it. that will let you drain it so you dont make such a mess. then remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator and fold it back out of the way. then you will need to remove the lower hose. i usually leave this one on the radiator and take it off the engine. then undo the to transmission lines off the bottom of the radiator. use a pan because fluid will come out. at this poing all you need to do is unplug connectors and remove hold downs on top. then you will be able to lift it out