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Changing thermostat tool needed to get bolt off of housing?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    there is no special tool.

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It's called a wrench.

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-Remove the housing from the block.

The new thermostat will come with a cardboard tube. Use it to push down and twist the thermostat to release it from the housing. Install the new thermostat into the housing and then reassemble.

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Engine Coolant Thermostat Replacement (4.2L Engine)
Tools Required
J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers

Removal Procedure
Remove the necessary coolant from the radiator. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling .
Remove the generator. Refer to Generator Replacement .



Loosen the outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing (1). Remove the outlet hose from the thermostat housing.



Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
Remove the thermostat housing from the engine block.
Clean all of the surfaces of the thermostat housing.
Clean the sealing surface of the engine block.
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Install the thermostat housing to the engine block.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

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Remove the generator. Refer to Generator Replacement .



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Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
Remove the thermostat housing from the engine block.
Clean all of the surfaces of the thermostat housing.
Clean the sealing surface of the engine block.
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Install the thermostat housing to the engine block.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Install the thermostat housing bolts.
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Lubricate the inner diameter of the radiator hose with engine coolant.



Install the outlet hose to the thermostat housing (1). Secure the hose with the clamp.
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