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Pour boiling water over it, hope that the housing will expand and the rubber seal soften, tap thermostat with a chisel/punch and ease it out. (gone so far! it's got to come out)

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How to install a thermostat


To install a thermostat, locate the drain on the radiator, this drain is at the bottom of the radiator, unscrew it and allow coolant to drain , make sure to remove the radiator cap first, let it drain enough to lower it so you dont make to much of a mess when hose is removed, let it drain about 5min, that should be enough, next is to remove the upper radiator hose, only remove the hose at engine and push it out of the way. the housing that it come off will be the thermostat housing, you will see two bolts that hold it in place, remove the bolts and pull housing off, a little coolant may drain out so keep a drain pan under the car in that area. With housing off you will see the thermostat, pull it out, note the way it comes out as you will need to install the new one the same way, noet that the spring part of the thermostant goes into engine. okay with thermostat out you will clean the mating surface, it uses a rubber oring around the thermostat so this should be easy to clean as there is no gasket material stuck to housing or engine, install gasket on new thermostat,some thermostat come with the gasket already on, if not install new gasket, put into engine , install housing and tighten bolts evenly, install hose and fill cooling system. hope this helps.

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Need to replace thermostat on 2003 Honda Odyssey, and need directions. Can you help?


Drain the radiator by removing the drain plug on the lower right side. If the coolant is fairly new, save it and reuse it. While the radiator is draining, find the code for the car stereo. It should be in with the owner's manual or sales paperwork. (You will need this code later because you are going to disconnect the battery and remove it for access to the thermostat.) Remove the battery. Follow the lower radiator hose to the engine to locate the thermostat housing. Loosen the hose clamp and detach the hose. If it feels stuck, try to twist it first--then pull it off.Remove the thermostat cover bolts and detach the housing cover. If it is stuck, tap it with a soft-face hammer to jar it loose. Be prepared for some additional coolant to spill when the gasket seal is broken. Remove all traces of the old gasket. Install a new rubber seal over the new thermostat and install into the housing. Make sure the jiggle valve is on top and the spring side of the thermostat is directed into the engine. Replace the housing cover and bolt up. Replace the radiator hose. Replace the battery. Refill with coolant. Use the stereo code to get the radio to work.

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2000 buick century limited thermometer is stuck. where is it and how should I get it unstuck?


  • Open the hood to access the engine compartment. Locate the top radiator hose.
  • Follow the radiator hose to the engine. Unclamp the hose by unscrewing the hose clamp with a flat head screwdriver. Pull the hose off the thermostat housing.
  • Unbolt the thermostat housing with a socket wrench. There will be two bolts to unscrew. Separate the thermostat assembly to expose the thermostat.
  • Pull the thermostat out with your fingers. Remember the position the thermostat was sitting in.
  • Place the new thermostat in the housing with your fingers. Ensure the thermostat is placed at the same position as the old thermostat was positioned.
  • Bolt the thermostat housing cover back over the assembly with a socket wrench. Ensure you tighten the bolts snug.
  • Clamp the radiator hose back on to the inlet pipe. Tighten the hose clamp with a flat head screwdriver.
  • Twist the radiator cap off to check the level of the radiator. You should be able to see coolant at the neck of the radiator. Fill with coolant if necessary.



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    Lots of air no heat. Coolant was lower have added that. still no heat. any ideas on how to repair... is this expensive. 2006 Honda CRV I have less than 25000 miles on it.


    Have you checked the thermostat? If the thermostat has gone bad you may get one of two possible extremes. If it is stuck in the closed position, your vehicle will overheat. If it is stuck open, you will have no heat. SAFETY: DO NOT DO ANY OF THIS WHILE THE ENGINE IS HOT!

    Fortunately, this is an easy and relatively inexpensive fix if you do it yourself.

    To find the thermostat housing, follow the radiator hoses back to where they enter the engine block. You should see a hemispherical housing held on with two bolts. That is the thermostat housing. On your CR-V, it should be on the downward pointing hose. When you remove the housing, you will lose coolant, so position a catch basin to receive the coolant that comes out. Remove the bolts, lift the housing (you may need to pry it with a screwdriver). Remove the thermostat, being careful to note how everything was positioned. Inspect the thermostat; If the circular piece at the center attached to the spring is open (ie pulled away from the center) on a cold engine, the thermostat is bad and is stuck in the open opsition. To install a new thermostat, clean off all the old gasket and install the new one that comes with a new thermostat (if you do not clean off all the old gasket before installing the new one it will probably leak). Put the new thermostat in place in the same position as the old one, replace the housing and refill any lost coolant. God bless and good luck

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    1.Disconnect the battery cable from the negative terminal

    2.Drain the cooling system.If the coolant is relatively new or in good condition,save it and reuse

    3.Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine to locate the thermostat housing

    4.Loosen the hose clamp then detach the hose from the fitting.If its stuck,grasp it near the end with a pair of large adjustable pliers and twist it to break the seal,then pull it off.If the hose is old or deteriorated,cut it off and install a new one

    5.Inspect the condition of the outer surface of the thermostat cover inlet that mates with the hose.If its corroded or pitted,replace the thermostat housing cover

    6.Remove the thermostat housing cover bolts and then remove the cover.If the cover is stuck,tap it with a soft-face hammer to jar it loose.Be prepared for some coolant to spill as the gasket seal is broken

    7.Note how the thermostat is installed (which end is facing out)and then remove it

    8.stuff a rag into the thermostat housing,and then remove all traces of old gasket material and sealant from housing and cover with a gasket scraper.Remove the rag from thermostat housing and then clean the gasket mating surfaces with lacquer thinner or acetone

    9.Install the new thermostat in the housing.Make sure that correct end faces out.The spring end is normally directed into the engine and that the bleed hole is at the top

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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
    3. Locate the thermostat housing by following the upper radiator hose to the engine.
    4. Loosen the hose clamps then carefully detach the hose from the fitting.
    If the hose is stuck, carefully use a pick to break the seal between the radiator hose and the housing. If the hose is deteriorated, replace it with a new one.
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    Remove the thermostat housing bolts


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    Pull the water outlet neck away from the housing


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    Note the installed position of the thermostat, then remove it

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    1. Remove the thermostat carefully noting how it's installed.
    2. Clean the mating surfaces of the thermostat housing.
    Many thermostat housing's are made out of aluminum alloy. A plastic scraper is very effective and will not harm such metals.
    To install:


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    A new gasket must be installed before installation


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    Install the thermostat with the air bleed valve at the top

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    3. Install any remaining components, then refill the cooling system.
    4. Start and run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature while checking for leaks.

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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
    3. Locate the thermostat housing by following the upper radiator hose to the engine.
    4. Loosen the hose clamps then carefully detach the hose from the fitting.
    If the hose is stuck, carefully use a pick to break the seal between the radiator hose and the housing. If the hose is deteriorated, replace it with a new one.
    1. Disconnect any sensors or switches that may interfere with the removal of the thermostat from the housing.
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    Remove the thermostat housing bolts

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    Pull the water outlet neck away from the housing

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    Note the installed position of the thermostat, then remove it

    1. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the thermostat housing.
    Some coolant may leak out of the housing as the seal is broken.
    1. Remove the thermostat carefully noting how it's installed.
    2. Clean the mating surfaces of the thermostat housing.
    Many thermostat housing's are made out of aluminum alloy. A plastic scraper is very effective and will not harm such metals.
    To install

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    A new gasket must be installed before installation

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    Install the thermostat with the air bleed valve at the top

    1. Install the new thermostat and gasket.
    Install the thermostat with the jiggle pin facing up. This acts as an air bleed and must be at the top of the thermostat to operate properly.
    1. Install the thermostat housing, then tighten the bolts securely.
    2. Connect the radiator hose and tighten the hose clamps securely.
    3. Install any remaining components, then refill the cooling system.
    4. Start and run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature while checking for leaks.

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