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I NEED TO SEE HOW TO CHANGE THE THERMOSTAT IT'S A 93


See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. Some models require you to remove the air cleaner assembly from the throttle body.
  2. Some models with cruise control have a vacuum modulator attached to the thermostat housing with a bracket. It your vehicle is equipped as such, remove the bracket from the housing.
  3. On the 4-cylinder engines, unbolt the water outlet from the thermostat housing, remove the outlet from the housing and lift the thermostat out of the housing. On all other models, unbolt the water outlet from the intake manifold, remove the outlet and lift the thermostat out of the manifold.
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Fig. 1: Loosen the clamp securing the hose to the thermostat housing

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Fig. 2: Remove the bolts securing the housing, then pull it away

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Fig. 3: Make a note as to which end of the thermostat fits in the housing



To install:

  1. Clean both of the mating surfaces and run a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) bead of R.T.V. (Room Temperature Vulcanizing) sealer in the groove of the water outlet.
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Fig. 4: Make sure both of the mating surfaces are free of any old gasket material

  1. Install the thermostat (spring towards engine) and bolt the water outlet into place while the R.T.V. sealer is still wet. Tighten the bolts 17-21 ft. lbs. (23-28 Nm) on all but the 2.2L engine. Other engines tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal. Fill the cooling system, start the engine and top off. Check for leaks after the car is started and correct as required.

Hope helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).

Mar 11, 2011 | 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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I need to replace the thermostat it is sticking


DRAIN COOLANT LEVEL DOWN BELOW THERMOSTAT.PLACE DRAIN PAN UNDER VECHICLE TO CATCH ANTIFREEZE.WHEN DONE PUT ANTIFREEZE SAFE PLACE FROM KIDS AND ANIMALS.WHEN DONE DRAINING SOME ANTIFREEZE.FOLLOW RADIATOR HOSE TO TOP OF INTAKE TO THERMOSTAT HOUSING. LOOSEN HOSE CLAMP REMOVE RADIATOR HOSE FROM THERMOSTAT HOUSING.THEN LOOSEN HOUSING BOLTS.REMOVE THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND THERMOSTAT.CLEAN BOTH THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING SURFACE AND INTAKE SURFACE YOU CAN USE ACETATE OR BRAKE CLEANER AND SCOTCH BRITES ROLL OF CLEAN PAPER TOWEL. AFTER CLEANING HOUSING AND INTAKE SURFACE MAKE SURFACE CLEAN SMOOTH FROM THE DEBRIS WHEN DONE. TAKE THERMOSTAT PUT GASKET SEALER ON BOTH SIDES OF GASKET PUT GASKET TO THERMOSTAT HOUSING MAKE SURE GASKET AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING HOLES ALIGN CORRECTLY.NOW PLACE NEW THERMOSTAT IN PLACE IN THE INTAKE.MAKE SURE THERMOSTAT SPRING END GOES TOWARD ENGINE FACING DOWN.THEN INSTALL THERMOSTAT HOUSING WITH GASKET TO THE INTAKE.TORQUE THERMOSTAT HOUSING BOLTS TO 20 FT LBS.WAIT 1 HOUR BEFORE POURING ANTIFREEZE BACK IN THE COOLANT SYSTEM GIVE THERMOSTAT GASKET SEALER LITTLE TIME TO CURE.SO YOU WONT HAVE COOLANT LEAKS.NOW IF THERMOSTAT HAS THE LARGE O- RING ON IT YOU DONT HAVE A THERMOSTAT HOUSING GASKET THE THERMOSTAT O- RING IS THE SEAL THAT HOLDS COOLANT INSTEAD OF GASKET.WHEN THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING IN PLACE.INSTALL RADIATOR HOSE TO THERMOSTAT HOUSING TIGHTEN HOSE CLAMP.THEN FILL RADIATOR BACK UP WITH THE COOLANT YOU DRAIN OUT.START VECHICLE UP. THEN CHECK FOR LEAKS.

Nov 03, 2010 | 1992 Buick LeSabre

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Where is the thermostat in a 3.1 liters century ?


See below. I also recommend you read my post at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5929960-s_thermostat and let me know if you have any questions.

  1. Drain the cooling system.

CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. Some models require you to remove the air cleaner assembly from the throttle body.
  2. Some models with cruise control have a vacuum modulator attached to the thermostat housing with a bracket. It your vehicle is equipped as such, remove the bracket from the housing.
  3. On the 4-cylinder engines, unbolt the water outlet from the thermostat housing, remove the outlet from the housing and lift the thermostat out of the housing. On all other models, unbolt the water outlet from the intake manifold, remove the outlet and lift the thermostat out of the manifold.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Loosen the clamp securing the hose to the thermostat housing



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the bolts securing the housing, then pull it away
To install:

  1. Clean both of the mating surfaces and run a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) bead of R.T.V. (Room Temperature Vulcanizing) sealer in the groove of the water outlet.
  1. Install the thermostat (spring towards engine) and bolt the water outlet into place while the R.T.V. sealer is still wet. Tighten the bolts 17-21 ft. lbs. (23-28 Nm) on all but the 2.2L engine. Other engines tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal. Fill the cooling system, start the engine and top off. Check for leaks after the car is started and correct as required.

Nov 01, 2010 | 1994 Buick Century

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How to replace a themostat on a 2004 Gmc Envoy


Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5929960-s_thermostat .

Specific instructions for your car are as follows. Let me know if you get stuck or have more questions.


Removal & Installation


4.2L Engine

  1. Remove the necessary coolant from the radiator.
  2. Remove the alternator, as outlined in the Engine Electrical Section.
  3. Loosen the outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Remove the outlet hose from the thermostat housing.
  4. Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing from the engine block.
  6. Clean all of the surfaces of the thermostat housing.
  7. Clean the sealing surface of the engine block.
To install:
  1. Install the thermostat housing to the engine block.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Lubricate the inner diameter of the radiator hose with engine coolant.
  4. Install the outlet hose to the thermostat housing. Secure the hose with the clamp.
  5. Install the alternator.
  6. Fill the cooling system with specified coolant and concentration.
  7. Inspect all sealing surfaces for leaks after starting the engine.

5.3L Engine
NOTE The thermostat is not serviceable separately. The water pump inlet and thermostat must be replaced as an assembly.


  1. Drain the cooling system to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Remove the radiator outlet hose.
  3. Remove the water pump inlet bolts.
  4. Remove the water pump inlet and thermostat from the water pump.

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and thermostat housing to the water pump.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts. Tighten the bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  3. Install the radiator outlet hose.
  4. Properly fill the engine cooling system and check for leaks.

Oct 08, 2010 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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Diagram of the engine where the termastat is located


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.

CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. Some models require you to remove the air cleaner assembly from the throttle body.
  2. Some models with cruise control have a vacuum modulator attached to the thermostat housing with a bracket. It your vehicle is equipped as such, remove the bracket from the housing.
  3. On the 4-cylinder engines, unbolt the water outlet from the thermostat housing, remove the outlet from the housing and lift the thermostat out of the housing. On all other models, unbolt the water outlet from the intake manifold, remove the outlet and lift the thermostat out of the manifold.

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To install:
  1. Clean both of the mating surfaces and run a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) bead of R.T.V. (Room Temperature Vulcanizing) sealer in the groove of the water outlet.
  1. Install the thermostat (spring towards engine) and bolt the water outlet into place while the R.T.V. sealer is still wet. Tighten the bolts 17-21 ft. lbs. (23-28 Nm) on all but the 2.2L engine. Other engines tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal. Fill the cooling system, start the engine and top off. Check for leaks after the car is started and correct as required.

Oct 02, 2010 | 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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Where is the thermostat located on 1997 ranger 4cylinder engine


  1. Drain the cooling system below the level of the coolant outlet housing.


CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.


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  1. Disconnect the heater return hose at the thermostat housing located on the left front lower side of engine.
  2. Remove the coolant outlet housing retaining bolts and slide the housing with the hose attached to one side.
  3. Remove the thermostat from the outlet.
  4. Remove the gasket from the engine block and clean both mating surfaces.

It is good practice to check the operation of a new thermostat before it is installed in an engine. Place the thermostat in a pan of boiling water. If it does not open more than1/4in., do not install it in the engine.
To install:
  1. Coat a new gasket with water resistant sealer and position it on the outlet of the engine. The gasket must be in place before the thermostat is installed.
  2. Install the thermostat with the bridge (opposite end from the spring) inside the elbow connection and turn it clockwise to lock it in position, with the bridge against the flats cast into the elbow connection.
  3. Position the elbow connection onto the mounting surface of the outlet, so that the thermostat flange is resting on the gasket and install the retaining bolts.
  4. Connect the heater hose to the thermostat housing.
  5. Fill the radiator and operate the engine until it reaches operating temperature. Check the coolant level and adjust as necessary.

Jan 23, 2010 | 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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Where can i find the thermostat on 1986 gmc jimmy


Follow the upper radiator hose to the outlet elbow (the waterneck!) and it is located under it:

Removal & Installation
  1. Drain the radiator until the coolant level is below the thermostat level (below the level of the intake manifold).
CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. Remove the water outlet elbow assembly from the engine. Remove the thermostat from inside the elbow.
  2. Install new thermostat in the reverse order of removal, making sure the spring side is inserted into the elbow. Clean the gasket surfaces on the water outlet elbow and the intake manifold. Use a new gasket when installing the elbow to the manifold. On later models the thermostat housing may have been sealed with RTV sealant. If so, place a 1/8 inch bead of RTV sealer all around the thermostat housing sealing surface on the intake manifold and install the housing while it is still wet. Refill the radiator to approximately 21/2 inch below the filler neck.
If the thermostat is equipped with a pin hole, be sure to install pin side facing upwards.

Nov 19, 2009 | 1986 GMC Jimmy

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How to get to the thermostat on a ford aerostar 93 awd van?? where is it located??


1993 Ford Aerostar 4WD 4.0L MFI 6 Cyl Repair Guide

1. Drain the cooling system with the engine cold.

CAUTION When draining coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

2. Remove the retaining bolts for the thermostat housing. Lift the housing clear and remove the thermostat. It may be easier to clean the gasket mating surfaces with the heater and radiator hoses removed from the thermostat housing.


Exploded view of the thermostat housing on the 2.3L engine

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Exploded view of the water outlet housing and thermostat-make sure that the thermostat is correctly positioned as shown

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Exploded view of the thermostat housing and thermostat-3.0L engine

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Exploded view of the water outlet housing and thermostat-4.0L engines

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I hope help you whit this (rated this help) Good luck.

Sep 15, 2009 | 1993 Ford Aerostar Extended

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Replacing the themostat instructions for a 2001 Chevy Malibu


Thermostat
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
NOTE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL® (orange colored, silicate free) coolant meeting GM specifications. On these vehicles, if silicated coolant is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner; at 30,000 miles (48,000km) or 24 months.
CAUTION
Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
2.4L Engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Properly drain and recover the coolant to a level below the thermostat.
Unfasten the cover-to-outlet pipe bolt, which is accessible through the exhaust manifold runners.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Disconnect the radiator and heater hoses from the outlet pipe.
Unfasten the outlet pipe-to-oil pan bolt and the cover-to-outlet pipe bolts.
Remove the thermostat, then clean the old gasket material from the mating surfaces.
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Mar 28, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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1990 buick century thermostae removal trouble


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
CAUTIONWhendraining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted byethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that isleft in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This willprove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into asealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminatedor several years old.
  1. Some models require you to remove the air cleaner assembly from the throttle body.
  2. Somemodels with cruise control have a vacuum modulator attached to thethermostat housing with a bracket. It your vehicle is equipped as such,remove the bracket from the housing.
  3. On the 4-cylinder engines,unbolt the water outlet from the thermostat housing, remove the outletfrom the housing and lift the thermostat out of the housing. On allother models, unbolt the water outlet from the intake manifold, removethe outlet and lift the thermostat out of the manifold.
0900c152800cc162.jpgFig. 1: Loosen the clamp securing the hose to the thermostat housing 0900c152800cc163.jpgFig. 2: Remove the bolts securing the housing, then pull it away 0900c152800cc164.jpgFig. 3: Make a note as to which end of the thermostat fits in the housingTo install:
  1. Clean both of the mating surfaces and run a 1/8 in. (3mm) bead of R.T.V. (Room Temperature Vulcanizing) sealer in the groove of the water outlet.
0900c152800cc165.jpgFig. 4: Make sure both of the mating surfaces are free of any old gasket material
  1. Installthe thermostat (spring towards engine) and bolt the water outlet intoplace while the R.T.V. sealer is still wet. Tighten the bolts 17-21 ft.lbs. (23-28 Nm) on all but the 2.2L engine. Other engines tighten to 89inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. The remainder of the installation is thereverse of removal. Fill the cooling system, start the engine and topoff. Check for leaks after the car is started and correct as required.69566fc.jpg0a9a786.jpgdf83f61.jpg59df070.jpg

Oct 19, 2008 | 1990 Buick Century

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