Question about 1998 Dodge Intrepid
The thermostat is an easy replacement. The part from the part store should be very inexpensive and is very easy to install. IMPORTANT: allow the cars cooling system to completely cool down before starting to work on it. Here are the steps to replace the thermostat:
1. Allow car to cool.
2. Place drain pan under radiator and allow for coolant to drain below the thermostat. Do not completely drain the system unless replacing the fluid.
3. Remove the hose clamp and hose from thermostat housing.
4. Remove the two bolts holding the housing to engine.
5. Remove the thermostat gasket and clean the gasket completely off the engine and thermostat housing.
6. Remove the thermostat and replace with new.
7. Place new gasket on with reassembly.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is located on the left side of the engine down where the lower rad hose meets the engine block. It is fairly difficult to change.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
This a dificult and time consuming project. Suggest you purchase you a repair manual which gives you diagrams and detailed instructions for this type of repair. Difficult to explain procudure in writing.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
This also happened to me we looked over the engine nothing what it is is there is air in your radiator theres a bleeder on top side of the thermostat housing looks like a brake bleeder first pour coolant inyo the coolany jug start ur car till its engine heats up to about half way then get 10mm socket lossen it and smoke will. Come out leave open for a while soon or later it will look like a streams comeing out but at first wait for all the air bubbles get then shut it take ot for a drive and ur engine wont over heat weird how it works but it works so try this thanks!!!!
Posted on Feb 12, 2013
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