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I replace cooling line connecter on transmision and installed line in fitting and is still leaking how can i stop it from leaking

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Your auto parts store has a kit that can fix this...a common problem...

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Where is the thermostat located on a 2001 pontiac grand am SE, 6 cylinder automatic


Follow the hose from the coolant reservoir to the engine. The thermostat is behind the housing where at hose connects. Below are instructions from autozone.com. Recommend you also read my post at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5929960-s_thermostat, and thanks for using FixYa.


3.4L Engine

  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the air cleaner.
  3. Remove exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Disconnect the surge tank line fitting from the coolant outlet.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing to intake manifold bolts.
  6. Remove the thermostat housing outlet and thermostat
  7. Clean the mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and housing outlet.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  3. Install exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Connect the surge tank line fitting to the coolant outlet. Tighten the fittings to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
  5. Install the air cleaner.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Inspect the system for leaks.

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Where is the thermostat located


This is the thermostat housing:


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The thermostat sits inside of it...which looks like this:


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These are the steps to remove and replace the thermostat:

3.4L Engine
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the air cleaner.
  3. Remove exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Disconnect the surge tank line fitting from the coolant outlet.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing to intake manifold bolts.
  6. Remove the thermostat housing outlet and thermostat
  7. Clean the mating surfaces.
To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and housing outlet.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  3. Install exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Connect the surge tank line fitting to the coolant outlet. Tighten the fittings to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
  5. Install the air cleaner.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Inspect the system for leaks.

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On my 99 saturn sl 1.9, I have a bad transmision fluid leak from the oil cooler line at the transmision end, what kind of fitting is that? do I need to replace the hose assembly or can I just replace the...


Hi Bob and welcome to Fixya. Most of those lines are a standard line that just push on and you clamp them in place. Go to any auto parts place tell them your make and model along with the issue that you have where the cooling line mates to the tranmission. NAPA and Auto Zone have computerized images that you can actually point to the area where you have the leak.

I am most certain they will be able to solve your problem with the correct parts without much expense in no time.

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Temp gauge does not move. Heat works. No Coolant leaks. Coolant level appears normal.


your thermostat is bad

heres how to fix it

  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the air cleaner.
  3. Remove exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Disconnect the surge tank line fitting from the coolant outlet.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing to intake manifold bolts.
  6. Remove the thermostat housing outlet and thermostat
  7. Clean the mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and housing outlet.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  3. Install exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Connect the surge tank line fitting to the coolant outlet. Tighten the fittings to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
  5. Install the air cleaner.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Inspect the system for leaks.

Jan 23, 2010 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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Where is the thermostat located on a pontiac grand am 2004 v6 3400


3.4L Engine

  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the air cleaner.
  3. Remove exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Disconnect the surge tank line fitting from the coolant outlet.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing to intake manifold bolts.
  6. Remove the thermostat housing outlet and thermostat
  7. Clean the mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and housing outlet.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  3. Install exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Connect the surge tank line fitting to the coolant outlet. Tighten the fittings to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
  5. Install the air cleaner.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Inspect the system for leaks.

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