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Follow the radiator hose back to the engine on the top side. Where the hose connects to the engine is the thermostat housing. Remove the hose clamp and hose (when vehicle is cool). remove the housing itself and the thermostat will be right in front of you.
on the front of the engine on the drivers side there is a cover over the pulley that drives the water pump. The water pump is mounted in the coolant crossover behind the thermostat housing. A special tool is required to remove and install it.
Hi, my name is Ben. I wouldn't call this a difficult repair, but it is time consuming. You may need a special tool to help you remove the water pump pulley. Remove the air intake duct, remove the upper radiator shroud,remove the fan assembly, loosen the bolts on the water pump pulley a few turns before removing the serpentine belt, then remove the serpentine belt, now remove the water pump pulley, if it's a V-8 remove the lower radiator hose and thermostat housing,unbolt the water pump, if it's tight lightly tap it with a RUBBER mallet. Important, clean the gasket surfaces very well. apply a thin coat of RTV on both gasket surfaces and install a new gasket. On V-6 engines use a small amount of the RTV on the bolt threads. The rest in the reverse of removal. Once completed, refill with coolant and check for leaks, bring the engine to notmal operating temperature and turn the heat on high
on dash remove the trim around hazzard switch, be very carefull trim is fragil. after removing trim,. there are 2 screws holding switch in. rmove screws pull switch out and disconnect the electrical connector, then remove switch. to remove trim, use an object to get under trim to remove. or go to any auto parts place and buy a trim removal tool. trim pops out.
first remove the air cleaner and duct. the themostat is located at the end of the lower intake manifold.on drivers side.the thermostat housing bolts come off ok, but you have to try and get the back bolt out, there is no special way to do this. good luck Toolman,
remove air filter housing,remove secondary air check valve bracket,if equipped,remove lower radiator hose from the thermostat housing,remove waterpump bypass hose, remove waterpump cover,use special tool to remove waterpump,install a new o-ring inwaterpump housing
You will need a special tool to remove the door panel, get some extra plastic bolts while at the parts store, because they invariably break during removal, keep careful track of positions of screw and attaching hardware during disassembly. Carefuly rmove every screw that you can find some are hidden under caps that will have to be removed with a small screwdriver. then pull door panel until you feel where plastic inserts are and use special tool to pry door panel off, if the switch can be accessed the entire door panel may not need to be taken off, match the wires to the switch and remove and install.