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Re: leaking from conection at gasket and thermastat
The gasket may have slipped out of place while placing the bolts in the holes. Remove it again. Make sure the thermostat is orientated correctly. Apply a gasket tack onto the housing apply the gasket and let dry until it will stay in place. Carefully place the housing in place. Start all three bolts before tightening them. Also just in case, check the thermostat housing for cracks, and make sure the hose end is not damaged from the hose clamp, or when you removed the hose. Sometimes people try to pry the hose loose with a flat tip screwdriver and unknowingly damage the hose. If you follow the steps above you should correct the problem. Good luck.
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drain coolant until below water pump level. loosen water pump pulley bolts.then remove drive belt by rotating belt tensioner.remove drive belt from the right of idler pulley.carefully release the drive belt tensioner spring tension.then remove water pump pulley bolts and pulley.remove water pump bolts and water pump pay attention to the position old water pump when removing water pump so you can line up new water pump holes to the engine. be sure clean engine water pump mounting surface use gasket remover dont scratch engine surface when cleaning removing old gasket material. take new water pump gasket get it mounting holes line up with new water pump mounting holes.when done getting engine water pump surface clean.water pump gasket paper you need to put thin layer of sealer on both sides of water pump gasket use RTV SILICONE.LET SET UP 10 MINUTES. PUT GASKET ON WATER PUMP BUT FIRST MAKE SURE LINE UP GASKET HOLES WITH WATER PUMP HOLES BEFORE PUTTING ON THE GASKET SEALER.when gasket sealer set up 10 minutes then install new water pump with gasket to the engine torque to 89 inch lbs.or 10 NM that is about 7 ft lbs torque.you should be able turn water pump by hand if you cant turn water pump by hand got too tight damage water pump shaft bearing.when all done wait for THREE HOURS. before adding coolant i let RTV CURE SOME. torque water pump pulley bolts 18 ft lbs.
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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ok. It's fairly straight forward -- Make sure engine is cool, locate the hose leading from radiator to the top of the engine, you should find a housing with two bolts one on each side. remove the hose, bolts and housing, clean all smooth surfaces with scraper then sand paper to remove all old gasket material, replace thermostat, seal with gasket sealer and torque bolts back on to specification (typically a good solid snug would do) Best regards Ck
YES! DRAIN THE RADIATOR! THE THERMASTAT IS AT THE ENGINE SIDE OF THE TOP RADIATOR HOSE! REMOVE THE HOSE! AND THE THERMASTAT HOUSING HAS TWO BOLTS HOLDING IT ON! REMOVE THE TWO BOLTS, AND THE HOUSING! CLEAN THE AREA AROUND THE BASE OF THE HOUSING! SCRAP OFF THE OLD GASKET FROM THE HOUSING, AND ON THE ENGINE! REPLACE THE GASKET WITH A NEW ONE! PLACE THE NEW THERMASTAT IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS THE OLD ONE COMES OUT! REPLACE THE HOUSING, TIGHTEN THE BOLTS, AND PUT THE RADIATOR HOSE BACK ON, RETIGHTEN IT, AND FILL WITH ANTIFREEZE, AND CHECK FOR LEAKS!
Your Thermastat is located in a Dome Shaped Housing,just take your hand put it on upper radiator hose and follow it to the engine ,you'll run into a hose clamp around the hose thats holding it on the Thermastat Housing.
Make sure your car is cold, then put a pan underneath vehicle below the thermastat housing,You'll loose a Little Coolant ,So this Way you can catch it.
Just Loosen the Rad. Hose Clamp and Pull off the Hose from the Thermastat Housing.Then you'll have a couple bolts holding on the Housing,Remove the Bolts and The Housing should be FREE to come off.If its a Little Stubborn ,Lightly Tap on It with a Plastic or Rubber Hammer a nd it will come off.Your Thermastat is under the Housing.
After off Clean Both Surfaces on the Housing remove All the Old Gasket material and Gasket Sealer .Then just put your new thermastat housing in with the Spring part facing Up.
Put Gasket Sealer on The Thermastat Housing and Put new Gasket on and Line up your Bolts Holes.
And Also piut a Small bead og Gasket Sealer on The Engines Surface. Tighten Down Good and Snug ,But Don't Over Tighten.
Put the Hose back on Tighten Clamp and Fill Radiator Back up to Top.
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yes, you can do it with minimal tools. First though, please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5929960-s_thermostat .These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.
Here is the procedure for your car:
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Drain the coolant.
Remove the air intake duct.
Disconnect the radiator hose
Remove the thermostat housing.
Remove the thermostat.
Clean all sealing surfaces.
Fig. Thermostat and housing-typical
Install the thermostat.
Install the thermostat housing using a new gasket.
Install the thermostat housing bolts and tighten as follows:
Hi This is d_hubbs: Removal and replacement of your water pump.I'm assuming you have a 2.5 Engine.You did'nt give your engine Information but about 75% of your Year and Model had the 2.5 in them.
1st start by disconnecting your negative cable on your Battery. Then Drain your Coolant into a Container: then remove your drive belts remove your fan from the water pump: You probally should also remove your alternator and A/C Compressor to make it easier to get to your water pump, now remove your lower Radiator Hose, then remove your water pump mounting bolts, now remove the water pump: Now Clean the water pump surface on your engine where your gasket will be. Besure its Clean Good : NOTE: Sometimes if you purchase a New water pump it will not have the drive belt pulley on it. if this is the case Remove your Pulley from your old Pump and install it on your New pump : now Run some gasket sealer on your new water pump where the gasket will go.put gasket on the new pump lining up your mounting bolt holes.also put a small bead of sealer on the engine where your water pump will mount: now Mount your New water pump to the engine with the Mounting Bolts.Torque the Mounting bolts at 25-30 Foot Lbs.
Inspect your Drive belts and Hoses its a good time to put new ones on if needed.Now put your lower Hose back on-re-install your A/C compressor and Alternator-Put your fan back on-now put All your Drive belts back on be sure to Adjust the Belt Tension and Lock down the Bolts.-Fill your Radiator back up with coolant,If the Fluid you took out is still fairly new ,you can use it. If its Aged best off putting new Coolant. Replace the Battey Cable Start your Car and Check for any Leaks , After your Thermastat opens you'll need to recheck your Coolant Level. if no Leaks and Cooling System is Full you Are Done. Please let me know how my advice and Solutions have Helped you. Thanks for Using FIXYA From d_hubbs
Hi: You'll first want to Drain your Radiator take your radiator cap off so when drain it the coolant will drain freely.Then Drain your raditor you'll find a Drain Tee outlet on the inside bottom of your radiator. And catch the Coolant in a Drain Pan. Standing in Front of your Vehicle you'll see a Hose connected to your Radiator(UPPER RADIATOR HOSE) take your Hand and follow it down to your Engine until you locat a Hose Clamp Remove the hose clamp and work off the top Radiator Hose.Where you removed the hose theres a Dome Shaped Metal Housing,with 2 bolts in it. Take those 2-Bolts out and Remove the Dome Thermastat Housing,Under it You'll Find your Thermostat it shuold come out with a little Resistance. Once its out, Clean Up The Thermastat Dome of any Gasket still left on it, and clean where you remove the Thermastat Surface.To put back just Reverse the Removal Be-sure your Thermastat is put in right and not up side down.Then get some Gasket Sealer Put a Little on the Thermastat Housing where gasket goes and some on the Enging surface and Install your New Thermastat,Be careful when Tightening the 2-Bolts on The Housing. not to Over tighten them.The torque Specs on the 2 bolts range between 10- 15 Foot pounds.You don't want to Strip,
After you get your New Thermastat in and your Radiator Hose on and Clamped.Make Sure you have closed the Drain outlet. then fill with coolant,if your coolant is old i recommend putting new coolant in. I hope this helps You.I;m Sure it Will, But please let me Know through FIXYA by Voting and a Testamony.This way I'll know that my solution was Helpful. Thanks From d_hubbs
yes always use gasket sealer on both sides of the gasket. and make sure the old gasket is completely removed but do not use a chisel ar anything as you will leave gouges in the metal and cause a leak. Best to clean it is with some sand paper and just take your time. And just a thougtht but all i use is the black gasket sealer. It seems to wwork the best.
problem could be heads bolts . i put new bolts in put a little sealer on them . make sure your bolt holes is clean free from debris. put a lillte sealer on intake gasket on top and bottom where coolants travel. if all was done . drain engine oil in clean container .set it aside. take radiator cap off .you a coolant pressure rise kit .put a pan under oil pan with drain plug still off .pressure your radiator about 10 psi. make sure you have antifreeze in radiator and engine . when you pressure up to 10 psi look under the car if coolant comes out oil pan. you got leaking head gasket. if not .put oil pan plug back on . put oil back in car . check your freeze plugs also.