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DISASSEMBLY 1. Disconnect the radiator fan motor connector. kcpc006b.gif 2. Set the temperature of the heater control to the hot position. 3. Loosen the radiator drain plug to drain coolant. kddc008b.gif 4. Disconnect the upper and lower hose and overflow tube. 5. For vehicles with automatic transmission, disconnect the oil cooler hoses from the automatic transmission. kcpc003e.gif caution_icon.gif Plug the ends of the oil cooler hoses and the automatic transmission fittings to prevent transmission fluid from spilling out and foreign material from entering. 6. Remove the radiator mounting bolts. kddc014b.gif 7. Remove the radiator together with the fan motor. 8. Remove the fan motor from the radiator.

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Remove the rad support cover, remove the electric cooling fan and shroud, disconnect the tranny cooler lines, drain the cooling system, remove the upper and lower hoses, remove the rad brackets on top of the rad (one on each side), have someone hold the AC core out of the way and carefully slide the radiator up and out

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First drain radiator by opening drain valve,"located on bottom corner usualy the right,but not always." If you open the overflow or remove cap this will happen much faster.For safety sake disconnect ground wire from battery,the radiator is locked down by top cover that attaches to body with generaly 4 bolts, upper and lower hoses have to be disconnected and if it is automatic the transmission cooling lines are connected in stacked fashion,"one above the other."The cooling fan has to be unplugged and it should be removable at this point,"when unplugging fan be carefull with connector so it doesn't break.reverse steps to replace making sure the bolts go in the right place and it all fits properly.the thermostat,"located behind the kneck of upper hose," should be replaced after connecting lower hose because in order to fill the block up and prevent damaging thermostat the block shoud be filled with coolant before attaching upper hose.

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If your looking to just change the spark plugs its very very simple.
- Remove The Cover under the Honda Emblem
(Should be just 4 basic nuts)
Pic: http://image.hondatuningmagazine.com/f/17468344/htup_0904_09_z+2004_honda_accord_euro_r+engine_side_view.jpg

After this you should see 4 wires.
- label them 1-4 and remember where they go.
remove them from the block, and down in each cylinder is the spark plugs. use a spark plug socket tool and a long extension and a 3/8" drive ratchet to remove and replace the plugs.

After replacing the plugs put the wires back in the designated cylinder holes and put the cover on over the wires and replace the 4 nuts you took off.

1.) start vehicle
2.) Left vehicle idle ( listen and watch motor, look for anything out of the ordinary)
3.) Turn the vehicle off and that should solve your problem.

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Nothing fits as it should, I would like to find a step by step install vidio for a part number 71405 shadow billet grill by putco. thanks mb


Congratulations on your purchase of a high quality PUTCO product. Should you need any application or technical assistance feel free to call us at: 1-800-247-3974 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Contact your PUTCO dealer for other quality accessories. PUTCO Inc. - 216 West First Street - Story City, Iowa 50248 PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE INSTALLATION AND TO CHECK TO SEE THAT ALL PARTS ARE INCLUDED. Please consult your Vehicles owners manual for vehicle air flow restrictions Putco is not liable for any vehicle damage resulting from the installation of our Grille inserts (71101) 99-02 CHEVROLET SILVERADO / 00-06 TAHOE/SUBURBAN, (71107) 01-02 CHEVROLET HEAVY DUTY, (71102) 99-02 GMC SIERRA/YUKON, (71102) 01-02 GMC HEAVY DUTY, (71104) 99-03 FORD F-150 (71137) 03-06 CHEVROLET HEAVY/LIGHT DUTY, (71138) 03-06 GMC HEAVY/LIGHT DUTY, (71189) 07-UP CHEVROLET LIGHT DUTY, (71163) 07-UP CHEVROLET HEAVY DUTY, (71158) 07-UP TAHOE/SUBURBAN/AVALANCHE, (71190) 07-UP GMC SIERRA LIGHT DUTY, (71164) 07-UP GMC SIERRA HEAVY DUTY, (71159) 07-UP GMC YUKON/YUKON XL. Step 1: Remove the factory plastic hood that covers the area between the grille and radiator by removing the plastic plugs or screws that fasten it in place. Step 2: Remove the bolts and mounting plates from the bag kit. Step 3: Place the SHADOW GRILLE insert over the grille making sure that it is centered on the vehicle. Step 4: Reach between the grille and radiator and reinstall the bolts, plates and nuts onto the grille insert. Step 5: Check to make sure the grille is properly in place and tighten the bolts just enough to hold the grille in place. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN as this may cause the grille to crack. (71105) 99-07 FORD SUPER DUTY PICKUP AND 00-05 FORD EXCURSION, (74105) HORIZONTAL SIDE VENTS Step 1: Remove the four factory screws that hole the top of the factory grille in place. Step 2: Remove the bolts and mounting plates from the bag kit. Step 4: Place the SHADOW GRILLE insert over the grille making sure that it is centered on the vehicle. If you have purchased the side vent pieces install them at this time. NOTE: The installation bolt will go though a hole in the side vent that is closest to the center grille section. Step 5: Carefully pull the grille forward and reach between the grille and radiator, install the bolts and mounting brackets onto the grille insert and/or the flat washer and nut on the side vent pieces. Step 6: Check to make sure the grille is properly in place and tighten the bolts just enough to hold the grille in place. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN as this may cause the grille to crack. (71103) 94-01 DODGE RAM, (71132) 02-05 DODGE RAM, (71156) 06-08 DODGE RAM, 04-UP FORD F150 AND 08- UP FORD SUPER DUTY Step 1: Remove the bolts and mounting plates from the bag kit. Step 2: Place the SHADOW GRILLE insert over the grille making sure that it is centered on the vehicle. Step 3: Reinstall the plates and nuts onto the grille insert. (Verify that the bolts do not come into contact with the radiator) Step 4: Check to make sure the grille is properly in place and tighten the bolts just enough to hold the grille in place. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN as this may cause the grille to crack. Note: Please adjust horizontal blades if irregular. This is the result of shipping and handling outside of Putco's contro
This is the installation instruction sheet for your grill.

Apr 16, 2011 | Ford F-250 Cars & Trucks

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Please. Tell. Me how to change out, water pump.


Before we start make sure the car's engine is cold and the car is located on level ground with the parking brake set, also make sure you are wearing protective gloves, eyewear and clothing.
Step 1. First release the hood latch cable located under the dash on the drivers side on most cars, then disconnect the negative terminal from the battery. Note: radio presets will be lost. So make a note of them to re-enter them after the job is complete.
Step 2. Next, raise the car to gain access to the underside of the car. Always lift the vehicle according to the vehicle's manufacturers instructions. Use jack stands to secure the automobile.
Step 3. Remove plastic covers under the engine compartment to gain access to the radiator drain valve or lower radiator hose. Position a coolant drain pan under the radiator to catch the engine coolant. Loosen the drain valve or lower radiator hose the release the coolant. Once this process is complete move to the topside of the engine compartment.
Step 4. Remove any plastic covers and shields to gain access to the main pulley to water pump bolts. Loosen these bolts two turns but do not remove them. Next remove the main drive belt. On some models you may need to remove the upper radiator hose and brackets to gain access.
Step 5. Now, remove any obstructing brackets or accessories needed to remove the water pump mounting bolts. Remove the water pump mounting bolts. Use the leverage bar and carefully pry up on the snout of the pump, this will break the gasket seal and allow the pump to be removed.
Step 6. Once the pump has been removed use the gasket cleaner to remove any excessive gasket material or old sealer. The gasket sealing surface needs to be as clean as possible to ensure a good seal for the new water pump gasket.
Step 7. Before installing the new water pump match the old part to the new part, make sure the bolt holes and mounting flanges are exactly the same. Once confirmed that in fact we do have the right part install the water pump gasket. Some water pumps require gasket sealer while others do not. Typically water pump that uses an "o" ring seal do not need gasket sealer.
Step 8. Next, reinstall the water pump and hold it in place by installing one or two mounting bolts tightened by hand. Next, install the remainder of the mounting bolts, Tighten the mounting bolts evenly and to the recommended torque tightness.
Step 9. Once he new pump is on and secured reinstall all mounting brackets and hoses.
Step 10. Reinstall the main cooling fan or water pump drive pulley.
Step 11. Install fan shroud and plastic valances as needed.
Step 12. Now reinstall the serpentine belt, make sure the belt is aligned with the pulley groves.
Step 13. Reinstall the upper radiator hose and double check all bolts and cooling hose connections.
Step 14. Remove the radiator cap and pour the recommended coolant mixture until full.
Step 15. Start the engine and allow to idle, Keep adding coolant as needed until the engine is running at operating temperature. You will know the engine is at operating temperature because you will able to notice coolant moving inside the radiator and the radiator will get hot. You can also reference the engine temperature gauge. Reinstall the radiator cap and check the level of the coolant reservoir, add if needed. Also after the engine has been running for a few hours allow the engine to cool completely and recheck the engine coolant level.
It is a good idea once the job is done to inspect the under carriage for leaks and the engine compartment for funny noises to ensue the job it done correctly.

Mar 20, 2011 | 1997 Chrysler Cirrus

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What are the steps to change a water pump on a 2001 dodge neon?


disconnect cables from battery, drain radiator, Remove the Timing belt cover, timing belt, timing belt tensioner and if needed the timing belt rear cover, remove the bolts that hold the pump in place using a criss-cross pattern. Install the new pump making sure the o-ring seal is properly installed and replace all the other parts. If you need step by step instructions on how to do all these task I recommend the Haynes Repair Manual on your vehicle Manual 30036.

Jan 03, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Neon

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How to replace an intake manifold gasket on a 1996 gmc jimmy


Hello,

Here is a detailed summary on the procedure of how to replace the intake manifold gasket on a 1996 gmc jimmy;
REMOVING THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD(PLENUM)
STEP 1 Disconnect Battery (may not be absolutely necessary, but a good practice to avoid shorting a positive wire to ground).


STEP 2 Remove serpentine belt.

STEP 3 Drain the coolant.

STEP 4 Remove air cleaner ducting and disconnect wires.

STEP 5 Disconnect throttle linkage and bracket.

STEP 6 Disconnect cruise control cable.

STEP 7 Remove brake booster vacuum hose at manifold.

STEP 8 Remove PCV hose.

STEP 9 Remove ignition coil and bracket.

STEP 1O Remove purge solenoid and bracket.

STEP 11 Relieve fuel pressure at test port.

STEP 12 Remove fuel lines and bracket.

STEP 13 Remove upper intake manifold.

REMOVING THE LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD
STEP 1 Remove the distributor and label the spark plug wires.

STEP 2 Remove heater hoses and bypass hose.

STEP 3 Remove upper radiator hose.


STEP 4 Remove EGR valve?

STEP 5 Remove sensors and bracket on right side.

STEP 6 Remove EGR tube, clamp and bolt.

STEP 7 Remove PCV valve (and replace).

STEP 8 Unbolt A/C compressor and move it aside.

STEP 9 Loosen compressor bracket and slide forward, but do not remove it.

STEP 10 Remove alternator bracket bolt (or remove alternator and set aside)

STEP 11 Unplug all vacuum lines from intake manifold.


STEP 12 Unplug all electrical connectors from manifold.

STEP 13 Take note of the intake manifold bolts and mark the location of the bolts.


STEP 14 Remove intake manifold bolts, and manifold.

STEP 15 Clean mating surfaces

THE MAIN INSTALLATION
STEP1 Set the new gaskets in place and apply silicone to flat areas on front and rear of engine block.

STEP2 Apply thread locking compound to manifold bolts.

STEP 3 Install the manifold and tighten bolts to 35 ft-lbs, in proper sequence.

STEP4 Install the distributor.

STEP5 Install the upper intake manifold.



The remaining installation procedures are basically the reverse of removal.


Have a nice day.

Dec 04, 2010 | 1996 GMC Jimmy

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How to change the thermostat


For 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L SFI DOHC 8cyl check thie how to replace a Thermostat:

Parts:
1. Thermostat

Tools:
1. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
2. Needle Nose Pliers
3. Screwdriver
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Socket Set
6. Radiator Hook Tool

Steps:
Step 1 Open the hood and locate the vehicle’s radiator.
o Tip: Make sure the vehicle has cooled down before inspection.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.


Step 2 Remove the vehicle’s radiator cap and use a radiator pressure tester to check for leaks.

Step 3 Drain out some of the engine coolant in the radiator so the coolant level is below the thermostat housing to prevent leaking when replacing the thermostat.

Step 4 If necessary, remove the upper radiator hose.
o Tip: A twisting motion may help to initially break the upper radiator hose loose. You can also use a flathead screwdriver to help pry the hose off. Make sure not to damage the hose.

Step 5 Remove the thermostat housing bolts.

Step 6 Remove the thermostat housing.

Step 7 Remove the thermostat.
o Tip: Make sure to note the way the thermostat is installed. Installing the thermostat backwards will affect how the cooling system performs.

Step 8 Clean the mounting surfaces. Install the new thermostat as it was removed and always use a new thermostat gasket.

Step 9 Reinstall thermostat housing and tighten mounting bolts evenly. If applicable, reconnect the upper radiator hose.

Step 10 Refill the cooling system with coolant.

Step 11 Start the vehicle with the radiator cap off and allow the engine to run for several minutes. This allows the air bubbles to escape the cooling system.

Step 12 Reinstall the radiator cap.

Step 13 Run the engine until up to normal operating temperature. Remember to keep an eye on the temperature gauge to prevent overheating.


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May 31, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora

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HOW TO CHANGE WATERPUMP 1999 INTREPID 2.7


    Prepare the Dodge Intrepid
  1. Step 1 Lay out a drop cloth underneath the Dodge2_bing.gif Intrepid to protect the floor from coolant spills. Designate an area to lay out each part alongside its bolts and connecting hoses and wires. Use a drop cloth here as well, some of the parts will have traces of grease and coolant.
  2. Step 2 Disconnect the negative battery cable, using a screwdriver to unscrew the clamp that secures the cable to the negative (-) post. Pull the cable away from the battery post.
  3. Step 3 Use a jack to elevate the Dodge Intrepid and jack stands to shore up the jack. Release the pressure in the radiator by removing the cap. Take out the drain plug located underneath the radiator. Catch the coolant in a resealable container
  4. Step 4 Use a grease pencil to mark on the timing belt2_bing.gif its position in each pulley before removal. This will save time when reinstalling. If needed, replace the timing belt and skip marking the old one.
    Remove the Damaged Pump
  5. Step 1 Locate the water pump on the Dodge Intrepid. It's mounted on the front of the engine block and connected to the radiator and various other parts through a series of hoses. It's rotated by the timing belt. Study these parts, as you'll have to remove them.
  6. Step 2 Disconnect or remove the parts in front of the water pump, using an adjustable wrench. In the most common Dodge Intrepid engine--the 2.7L--you'll find, in order: the upper radiator crossmember, fan module, accessory drive belts, crankshaft damper, timing cover, timing chain and guide wires.
  7. Step 3 Unbolt the water pump from the engine block, using an adjustable wrench. You may have to use a chisel to gently break the seal between the mount and the pump. Discard both the pump and the bolts.
  8. Step 4 Clean off the mounting area with a shop rag.
    Install the New Pump
  9. Step 1 Inspect the new water pump to ensure it's identical to the old pump and free of any metal splinters or debris.
  10. Step 2 Arrange the new water pump on the mount. You won't need sealant for the o-ring on a Dodge Intrepid. Hold the water pump and o-ring in place as you secure it with the new bolts. Tighten them with a torque wrench to 105 inch pounds torque in any order.
  11. Step 3 Install the timing belt and wires, using the grease pencil marks to guide you in installation. Install the rest of the parts in the order removed. The camshaft must be reconnected with a torque wrench at 125 foot pounds torque.
  12. Step 4 Replace the radiator's drain plug and refill the radiator with the amount and type of coolant specified in your owner's manual. Release the jack and jack stands.
  13. Step 5 Attach the negative battery cable to the post and tighten the screw on the clamp. Crank the Dodge Intrepid's engine and check for leaks. Then, close the hood.

Apr 04, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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2001 vw beetle service manual ? need to change water pump, how hard is it? dont look to bad.


Check this procedure to how to replace a water pump (DIY Complexity: Moderate / Time: 3.5 hours):

Parts:
1. Water Pump

Tools:
1. Screwdriver
2. Scraper
3. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Needle Nose Pliers
6. Socket Set
7. Radiator Hook Tool

Supplies:
1. Coolant
2. Silicone Sealant

Steps:
Step 1 With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle’s water pump.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
o Tip: Before removing the radiator cap, squeeze the upper radiator hose to verify that the cooling system is not pressurized.

Step 2 Remove the radiator cap.

Step 3 Install cooling system pressure tester. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.

Step 4 Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

Step 5 Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain cooling system.
o Tip: Depending on the vehicle, lifting the vehicle may be required to gain access to the lower radiator hose.

Step 6 Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

Step 7 Remove any hoses connected to water pump.

Step 8 Unbolt water pump from engine. Remove the water pump.

Step 9 Using a gasket scraper, clean the mating surface on the engine block.

Step 10 Install new water pump and new gasket. Tighten bolts to manufacturer’s specifications.
o Tip: You may want to use a light bead of silicone designed for water pumps.

Step 11 Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

Step 12 Re-install drain plug or lower radiator hose.
o Tip: Squeeze the radiator hose. If it feels soft you may want to replace the hose at this time. Always use new hose clamps.

Step 13 Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

Step 14 Fill overflow reservoir with same mixture.

Step 15 Leave the radiator cap off, start engine and let it idle. You should see the system“burping” bubbles of air. Refill the radiator to the top.
o Tip: Most air is expelled after a couple minutes of idling. Be cautious of potentially hot fluid overflowing.

Step 16 Install radiator cap.

Step 17 Road test vehicle, keep an eye on the engine temp gauge if vehicle runs hot, there still might be an air pocket in the cooling system. The cooling system should be topped off after vehicle has fully cooled down.

Good luck.

Mar 29, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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How to change water pump? have pulled everything but the damper and want to make sure I am goingh in the right direction


How to Replace a Water Pump
DIY Complexity: Moderate
DIY Time: 3.5 hours

Parts:
1. Water Pump

Tools:
1. Screwdriver
2. Scraper
3. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Needle Nose Pliers
6. Socket Set
7. Radiator Hook Tool

Supplies:
1. Coolant
2. Silicone Sealant

Steps:
Step 1 * With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle’s water pump.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
o Tip: Before removing the radiator cap, squeeze the upper radiator hose to verify that the cooling system is not pressurized.

Step 2 * Remove the radiator cap.

Step 3 * Install cooling system pressure tester. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.

Step 4 * Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

Step 5 * Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain cooling system.
o Tip: Depending on the vehicle, lifting the vehicle may be required to gain access to the lower radiator hose.

Step 6 * Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

Step 7 * Remove any hoses connected to water pump.

Step 8 * Unbolt water pump from engine. Remove the water pump.

Step 9 * Using a gasket scraper, clean the mating surface on the engine block.

Step 10 * Install new water pump and new gasket. Tighten bolts to manufacturer’s specifications.
o Tip: You may want to use a light bead of silicone designed for water pumps.

Step 11 * Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

Step 12 * Re-install drain plug or lower radiator hose.
o Tip: Squeeze the radiator hose. If it feels soft you may want to replace the hose at this time. Always use new hose clamps.

Step 13 * Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

Step 14 * Fill overflow reservoir with same mixture.

Step 15 * Leave the radiator cap off, start engine and let it idle. You should see the system“burping” bubbles of air. Refill the radiator to the top.
o Tip: Most air is expelled after a couple minutes of idling. Be cautious of potentially hot fluid overflowing.

Step 16 * Install radiator cap.

Step 17 * Road test vehicle, keep an eye on the engine temp gauge if vehicle runs hot, there still might be an air pocket in the cooling system. The cooling system should be topped off after vehicle has fully cooled down.

Good luck (remember rated this help).

Mar 01, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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How do you replace a water pump for a 97 ford contour


How to Replace a Water Pump

Tools:
1. Scraper
2. Socket Set

Steps:
Step 1 * With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle’s water pump.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
o Tip: Before removing the radiator cap, squeeze the upper radiator hose to verify that the cooling system is not pressurized.

Step 2 * Remove the radiator cap.

Step 3 * Install cooling system pressure tester. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.

Step 4 * Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

Step 5 * Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain cooling system.
o Tip: Depending on the vehicle, lifting the vehicle may be required to gain access to the lower radiator hose.

Step 6 * Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

Step 7 * Remove any hoses connected to water pump.
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Step 8 * Unbolt water pump from engine. Remove the water pump.
The water pump is retained by four bolts
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Carefully remove the water pump from the engine block
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Step 9 * Using a gasket scraper, clean the mating surface on the engine block.

Step 10 * Install new water pump and new gasket. Tighten bolts to manufacturer’s specifications.
o Tip: You may want to use a light bead of silicone designed for water pumps.

Step 11 * Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

Step 12 * Re-install drain plug or lower radiator hose.
o Tip: Squeeze the radiator hose. If it feels soft you may want to replace the hose at this time. Always use new hose clamps.

Step 13 * Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

Step 14 * Fill overflow reservoir with same mixture.

Step 15 * Leave the radiator cap off, start engine and let it idle. You should see the system“burping” bubbles of air. Refill the radiator to the top.
o Tip: Most air is expelled after a couple minutes of idling. Be cautious of potentially hot fluid overflowing.

Step 16 * Install radiator cap.

Step 17 * Road test vehicle, keep an eye on the engine temp gauge if vehicle runs hot, there still might be an air pocket in the cooling system. The cooling system should be topped off after vehicle has fully cooled down.

Hope helped (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Mar 01, 2010 | 1997 Ford Contour

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Change the thermostat in the galant.


1. Raise the front of your Mitsubishi Galant with a jack and lower onto jack stands, or use wheel ramps. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Drain the coolant into a suitable container by opening the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator.
2. Step 2 Follow the upper radiator hose to where it meets the engine at the thermostat housing. Loosen the clamp at the engine end of the radiator hose and pull the hose off the thermostat housing.
3. Step 3 Remove the two bolts on the thermostat housing cover and pull off the cover. Note the position of the old thermostat and remove it from the thermostat housing. Place a rag in the thermostat housing and scrape any gasket residue from the inside of the thermostat housing cover.
4. Step 4 Take out the rag and insert the new thermostat in the same position as the old one, with the spring-side facing into the engine. Install the new gasket or o-ring, depending on the type of thermostat you are installing. Note that most late 1980s and early 1990s Galant models use a thermostat gasket.
5. Step 5 Replace the thermostat housing cover and tighten the bolts. Re-attach the radiator hose and tighten the clamp. Fill the radiator with new coolant, or use the coolant drained from your Galant earlier if it's relatively new and clean.
6. Step 6 Start your Mitsubishi Galant and run with the heater on high until it reaches operating temperature. Make sure the heater is blowing warm air to ensure the thermostat is working properly. Check for leaks and tighten the radiator hose clamps if you detect any.

Oct 25, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Galant

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