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Re: 2003 Dodge Intrepid Thermostat housing unit lid blew...
Dear friend-it depends on the seriousness of the leak,is it running out or dripping out, if dripping out you can take a change,release the pressure of the radiator cap and keep a constand eye on the temp gauge,ithink it should be fine.
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had same car with 2.7 engine engines from dodge had a lot of issues as for as the shifting issue it is most likely the govenor solenoids inside the transmission another common problem most shops that mess with transmissions charge anywhere from 300 to 500 to fix the shifting issue
Remove the top hose, unbolt the thermostat housing, remove old themostat and install new unit with new gasket. Replace top hose and fill with coolant. Be sure to re-check the coolant level after start up, beore you drive it anywhere, to eliminate any air pockets in the coolant.
Hello Kalel6877...the "quickest" way is let a shop put it on a hoist and do it...but if you want to tackle this one i'll walk you through it. Raise your Dodge Intrepid with a jack and lower onto jack stands, or use wheel ramps. Set parking brake and/or chock wheels Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Open the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator and drain the coolant into a suitable container. On Intrepids with 2.7L engines, follow the lower radiator hose to the thermostat housing. Loosen the hose clamp at the end of the radiator hose with a screwdriver and pull the hose off the thermostat housing. Unbolt the two bolts holding the thermostat housing cover on and pull off the cover. On 2.7L Intrepid engines, it is easier to gain access to the thermostat housing behind the alrernator by working from beneath the engine. Note the position of the old thermostat and remove. Install the new thermostat with the spring-side facing into the engine. Clean any old gasket residue from inside the thermostat housing cover. Install the new thermostat gasket. Reinstall the thermostat housing cover and tighten bolts to 105 inch/pounds. Reattach the radiator hose and tighten the hose clamp. Refill the radiator with reserve or new coolant. Reattach the negative battery cable. Start your Dodge Intrepid and allow it to run with the heater on high until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check radiator hose for leaks and tighten the hose clamp to stop any leaks, if necessary. Thats about it...jack her down and pat yourself on the back. Good luck..i hope this helps...please take time to rate me a fixya.
if i think what your saying its your coolent tank that its blew of from, if so try a new collent cap, as it sounds as if its not letting the exess pressure out a new cap may solve this as there is a little release valve an the coolent cap,
The item is a coolant outlet manifold. On the 2.7L the thermostat is located on the left lower side of the engine block, not related to this manifold. These manifolds are preformed plastics and metal. The housing when removed has a steel pipe that runs under the intake manifold slightly longer than your engine. It is replaced as an assembly. You don't have to removed the intake manifold to replace it. You can find a replacement from your local Dodge dealer, I am not aware of an aftermarket one but there might be one. The small metal valve on the top of it is just for bleeding the air out of the system after repair. I think there are 2 or 3 fasteners on the top and there is one in the back just below a hose connection. It pulls forward out from under the intake manifold. Hope this helps.
You probably need to change the thermostat in your vehicle; I found this answer in http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dodge-Repair-809/2000-Dodge-Intrepid-Thermostat.htm THERMOSTAT - 2.7L REMOVAL Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE PRESSURE CAP WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.
Drain cooling system. Remove accessory drive belt for removal of the generator. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove generator attaching bolts. Set generator aside for ease of access to thermostat. Remove lower radiator and heater hoses from thermostat housing. Remove thermostat housing bolts Thermostat and Housing - 2.7L Engine Remove thermostat and housing. INSTALLATION Clean gasket sealing surfaces NOTE: Install thermostat with the bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position.
Install thermostat and gasket into the thermostat housing. Install thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 12 N·m (105 in. lbs.) Thermostat and Housing - 2.7L Engine Connect heater and lower radiator hoses. Install hose clamps. Install generator and attaching bolts. Lower vehicle. Install accessory drive belt. Refer to procedure outlined in this section. Refill cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Refilling. Connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal. good luck