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Engine Coolant Outlet Flange

I have a 2001 Sebring Conv. Looking for a new or used part. Trouble is the image of the outlet flange doesn't look anything like the one on the car. Autozone had the right pic but not the part. This is the one with the sensors that sits over the thermostat. Any help on locating the part would be appreciated.
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Rockauto.com That's where I ordered mine from.

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Go to your local Chrysler dealer as they have them in stock. And the thermostat is no where near the water outlet housing if it is the 2.7V6

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Diragram on how to change the water pump on a 1995 z24 cavalier 2.3


Check this procedure, according with the repair guide for...

2.3L and 2.4L Engines
(see Figure 9)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
  2. Detach the oxygen sensor connector.
  3. Properly drain the engine coolant into a suitable container. Remove the heater hose from the thermostat housing for more complete coolant drain.
  4. Remove upper exhaust manifold heat shield.
  5. Remove the bolt that attaches the exhaust manifold brace to the manifold.
  6. Remove the lower exhaust manifold heat shield.
  7. Break loose the manifold to exhaust pipe spring loaded bolts using a 13mm box wrench.
  8. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
It is necessary to relieve the spring pressure from 1 bolt prior to removing the second bolt. If the spring pressure is not relieved, it will cause the exhaust pipe to twist and bind up the bolt as it is removed.
  1. Unfasten the two radiator outlet pipe-to-water pump cover bolts.
  2. Remove the manifold to exhaust pipe bolts from the exhaust pipe flange as follows:
    1. Unscrew either bolt clockwise 4 turns.
    2. Remove the other bolt.
    3. Remove the first bolt.
On the 2.4L engines, DO NOT rotate the flex coupling more than 4° or damage may occur.Pull down and back on the exhaust pipe to disengage it from the exhaust manifold bolts.
  1. Remove the radiator outlet pipe from the oil pan and transaxle. If equipped with a manual transaxle, remove the exhaust manifold brace. Leave the lower radiator hose attached and pull down on the outlet pipe to remove it from the water pump. Leave the radiator outlet pipe hang.
  2. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  3. Unfasten the exhaust manifold-to-cylinder head retaining nuts, then remove the exhaust manifold, seals and gaskets.
  4. For the 2.4L engine, remove the front timing chain cover and the chain tensioner. For details, please refer to the procedure located later in this section.
  5. Unfasten the water pump-to-cylinder block bolts. Remove the water pump-to-timing chain housing nuts. Remove the water pump and cover mounting bolts and nuts. Remove the water pump and cover as an assembly, then separate the two pieces.

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Fig. 9: Water pump and cover mounting - 2.3L and 2.4L engines (click over image for zoom)

To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean and dry all mounting surfaces, bolts and bolt holes. Using a new gasket, install the water pump to the cover and tighten the bolts finger-tight.
  2. Lubricate the splines of the water pump with clean grease and install the assembly to the engine using new gaskets. Install the mounting bolts and nuts finger-tight.
  3. Lubricate the radiator outlet pipe O-ring with antifreeze and slid the pipe onto the water pump cover. Install the bolts finger-tight.
  4. With all gaps closed, tighten the bolts, in the following sequence, to the proper values:
    1. Pump assembly-to-chain housing nuts-19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
    2. Pump cover-to-pump assembly-106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
    3. Cover-to-block, bottom bolt first-19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
    4. Radiator outlet pipe assembly-to-pump cover-125 inch lbs. (14 Nm).
  5. Using new gaskets, install the exhaust manifold. Make sure to following the tightening sequence and torque specifications given in the exhaust manifold procedure located in this section.
  6. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  7. Index the exhaust manifold bolts into the exhaust pipe flange.
  8. Connect the exhaust pipe to the manifold. Install the exhaust pipe flange bolts evenly and gradually to avoid binding. Turn the bolts in until fully seated.
  9. Connect the radiator outlet pipe to the transaxle and oil pan. Install the exhaust manifold brace, if removed.
  10. On the 2.4L engine, install the timing chain tensioner and front cover.
  11. Install the lower heat shield.
  12. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  13. Fasten the bolt that attaches the exhaust manifold brace to the manifold.
  14. Tighten the manifold-to-exhaust pipe nuts to specification.
  15. Install the upper heat shield.
  16. Attach the oxygen sensor connector.
  17. Fill the radiator with coolant until it comes out the heater hose outlet at the thermostat housing. Then connect the heater hose. Leave the radiator cap off.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine. Run the vehicle until the thermostat opens, fill the radiator and recovery tank to their proper levels, then turn the engine off.
  19. Once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level.

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Oct 13, 2011 | 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier

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A 2.4l thermostat for my 2001 grand am SE is to small and a 3.4l is too big. What kind thermostat do I use


Part #: 13899 Engine Coolant Thermostat
Notes: By-Pass Flange Diameter--.92 inch, Depth from Flange--1.3 inch, Design--Bottom By ***, Flange Diameter--1.9 inch, Height from Flange--.75 inch, Jiggle Pin--No, Number of Check Valves--0, Number of Seals--1, Temperature--195 Degree F, Type--Regular Thermostat

Oct 05, 2011 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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2002 dodge intrepid, 2.7 L engine, the top of the Engine Coolant Outlet Flange blew off. What does this part do and what could cause it to literally blow off (top blew off from body of flange)?


that is the water outlet housing. It is really common for this to happen. It has probably been leaking for quite some time (usually a bunch of dried up coolant around that area).

They are fairly easy to replace and the parts are usually readily available. I'm pretty sure NAPA caries them as well as the dealer.

You will need to remove the intake plenum to get at one of the bolts that hols it in place. Its not that big of a deal to remove. Just remember to replace the plenum gasket and torque the bolts to the proper spec.

If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them.

Sep 03, 2011 | 2001 Chrysler Sebring

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I would like to see a picture of a thermostat housing LOCATION on the engine of a 2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L V6. I have already replaced the upper water outlet housing, and was told it is not where the...


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Fig. Air bleed valve (1) and thermostat housing (2) 2.7L-engine


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May 26, 2011 | 2005 Chrysler Sebring Conv

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How do I replace a water pump on a 1999 malibou with a quad 4?


Water Pump REMOVAL & INSTALLATION CAUTION
Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old. 2.4L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
  2. Detach the Oxygen (O2) sensor electrical connector.
  3. Properly drain the engine coolant into a suitable container. Remove the heater hose from the thermostat housing for a more complete coolant drain.
  4. Remove upper exhaust manifold heat shield.
  5. Remove the bolt that attaches the exhaust manifold brace to the manifold.
  6. Remove the lower exhaust manifold heat shield.
  7. Break the manifold-to-exhaust pipe spring loaded bolts loose using a 13mm box wrench.
  8. Raise and safely support the vehicle. NOTE: It is necessary to relieve the spring pressure from 1 bolt prior to removing the second bolt. If the spring pressure is not relieved, it will cause the exhaust pipe to twist and bind up the bolt as it is removed.
  9. Unfasten the two radiator outlet pipe-to-water pump cover bolts.
  10. Remove the manifold to exhaust pipe bolts from the exhaust pipe flange as follows:
    1. Unscrew either bolt clockwise 4 turns.
    2. Remove the other bolt.
    3. Remove the first bolt. NOTE: DO NOT rotate the flex coupling more than 4°or damage may occur.
  11. Pull down and back on the exhaust pipe to disengage it from the exhaust manifold bolts.
  12. Remove the radiator outlet pipe from the oil pan and transaxle. Leave the lower radiator hose attached and pull down on the outlet pipe to remove it from the water pump. Leave the radiator outlet pipe hang.
  13. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  14. Unfasten the exhaust manifold-to-cylinder head retaining nuts, then remove the exhaust manifold, seals and gaskets.
  15. Remove the front timing chain cover and the chain tensioner. For details, please refer to the procedure located later in this section.
  16. Unfasten the water pump-to-cylinder block bolts. Remove the water pump-to-timing chain housing nuts. Remove the water pump and cover mounting bolts and nuts. Remove the water pump and cover as an assembly, then separate the two pieces. Fig. 1: Water pump and cover mounting - 2.4L engine 87953070.gif
    To install:
  17. Thoroughly clean and dry all mounting surfaces, bolts and bolt holes. Using a new gasket, install the water pump to the cover and tighten the bolts finger-tight.
  18. Lubricate the splines of the water pump with clean grease and install the assembly to the engine using new gaskets. Install the mounting bolts and nuts finger-tight.
  19. Lubricate the radiator outlet pipe O-ring with antifreeze and slide the pipe onto the water pump cover. Install the bolts finger-tight.
  20. With all gaps closed, tighten the bolts, in the following sequence, to the proper values:
    1. Pump assembly-to-chain housing nuts:19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
    2. Pump cover-to-pump assembly: 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
    3. Cover-to-block, bottom bolt first: 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
    4. Radiator outlet pipe assembly-to-pump cover: 125 inch lbs. (14 Nm).
  21. Using new gaskets, install the exhaust manifold. Make sure to following the tightening sequence and torque specifications given in the exhaust manifold procedure located in this section.
  22. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  23. Index the exhaust manifold bolts into the exhaust pipe flange.
  24. Connect the exhaust pipe to the manifold. Install the exhaust pipe flange bolts evenly and gradually to avoid binding. Turn the bolts in until fully seated.
  25. Connect the radiator outlet pipe to the transaxle and oil pan.
  26. Install the timing chain tensioner and front cover.
  27. Install the lower heat shield.
  28. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  29. Fasten the bolt that attaches the exhaust manifold brace to the manifold.
  30. Tighten the manifold-to-exhaust pipe nuts to specification.
  31. Install the upper heat shield.
  32. Attach the oxygen sensor connector.
  33. Fill the radiator with coolant until it comes out the heater hose outlet at the thermostat housing. Then connect the heater hose. Leave the radiator cap off.
  34. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine. Run the vehicle until the thermostat opens, fill the radiator and recovery tank to their proper levels, then turn the engine OFF.
  35. Once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level, then install the radiator cap.

Oct 26, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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Need help on changing thermostat on 2001 kia optima


AutoZone.com lists the following procedure for several engines. If your engine is different, try going back to autozone.com with exact engine spec.


Removal & Installation

1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L & 2.0L Engines
  1. Drain the coolant to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Remove the water inlet fitting, gasket and thermostat.
  3. Clean the gasket mating surfaces.

    0996b43f802066a5.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Exploded view of the thermostat-1.5L engine shown, 1.8L similar


    0996b43f802066a4.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Exploded view of the thermostat-1.6L engine


    0996b43f8020669f.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Water inlet fitting (A) and thermostat-2.0L engine

To install:
  1. Place the thermostat in the housing with the jiggle valve facing upward. Install a new thermostat gasket.

    0996b43f802066a0.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Use a new gasket (A) when installing the thermostat (B)-2.0L engine shown
  2. Install the water inlet fitting and tighten to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm) for 1.5L, 1.6L and 1.8L engines, or to 11-15 ft. lbs. (15-20 Nm) for 2.0L engines.
  3. Fill the engine with coolant, then start the engine and check for leaks.

2.4L & 2.7L Engines
  1. Drain the coolant to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Remove the engine coolant outlet fitting and gasket.
  3. Remove the thermostat.
  4. Clean the gasket mating surfaces.

    0996b43f802066a3.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Thermostat mounting-2.4L engine

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat. Make sure that the flange of the thermostat is correctly seated in the socket of the thermostat housing. If the thermostat is installed in the wrong direction, the bottom of the thermostat will touch the rib inside the intake manifold, making it impossible to seat flange in position
  2. Install a new gasket and the engine coolant outlet fitting. Tighten the fitting bolt to 7-11 ft. lbs. (10-15 Nm) for 2.4L engines or to 12-14 ft. lbs. (17-20 Nm) for 2.7L engines.
  3. Fill the engine with coolant, then start the engine and check for leaks.

Aug 25, 2010 | Kia Optima Cars & Trucks

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Coolant level


could be coolant leak possibly water pump common for that car. how many miles. think t-belt and water pump. Would be better to do both. or coolant leak from coolant flange on left side of engine under the plastic covers pull covers off both top one and smaller side one you will be able to see coolant flange from that view. look for pinkish or white trail on block below the flange or if you can look on the right side of engine from under car to see if there is a trail on that side on the right side it will be leaking water pump.

Sep 02, 2009 | 2001 Audi TT

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2005 Dodge Stratus Coolant Outlet Flange


The water outlet housing if installed properly, shouldn't leak. The only way to build up too much pressure would be for the thermostat to be stuck closed. I would find out where the leak is coming from before I went any further. Use the bleeder screw in the housing to bleed the air out of the system.

Aug 25, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Stratus

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How do I replace the thermostat on 97 sebring


Umm you don't say what engine, so I'll give you generic directions, first follow the upper radiator hose to where it goes in the engine, there's either two or three bolts and a flat flange, unbolt and remove the flange, you don't have to remove the hose(Easier if you don't)

(It's usually stuck give the hose a sideways whack with your hand, that'll usually pop the flange right off)

Some use a flat gasket, some use an "O" ring for sealing, clean it thoroughly ALL those annoying little paper scraps MUST come off both block side and hose side
(I usually use a wire wheel)
replace the new thermostat with the spring looking side into the engine. if an "O" ring no sealer is needed, if a flat paper either coat both sides in Blue silicone(Thin coating, or just use the silicone and no gasket run a bead and smooth it with your finger, won;t hurt you and fairly easy to wipe offPut the hose end back on ans start the bolts by finger, run them down loosely and be sure some blue squooshes out evenly all around tighten bolts medium tight and fill with WATER, check for leaks, if no leaks add antifreeze and you'e done

Aug 18, 2009 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring

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