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How to repair the housing the upper radiator hose

How to repair the housing the upper radiator hose is is connected to . 2002 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 engine

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  • enydam00 Jul 25, 2009

    it sits on top of engine and I thought that was where the thermostat was located because I was going to replace thermastat. but I am not even sure what it is called or if I can replace it. I took the 2 bolts out and it did not budge.Now I think I am confused.

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Ususally by getting new housing that the best fix

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It is not safe to repair this part, if it fails and you loose your coolant the engine is ruined very quickly from overheating, replace it.

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Thermostat location on 3.2

Follow the upper radiator hose to where it connects to the top of the motor...this connection is called the thermostat housing...remove the 2 bolts on the housing...the thermostat is in this sure to use proper gaskets when not service while hot...expect antifreeze to run out a little when disconnecting:)

Dec 08, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

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Need instructions on how to replace the cooling

Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Radiator upper crossmember
    • Fan motor electrical connector
  3. Drain cooling system below the level of the upper radiator hose.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Upper radiator hose from radiator
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    • Fan assembly by lifting upward to clear radiator
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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Jul 17, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Intrepid

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I need to change the thermostat and have no clue where it is located the car is a 2002 intrepid 3.5 liter

follow the top radiator hose to the engine,the hose is connected to the thermostat housing,remove hose clamp and hose,remove two bolts holding housing down,lift up and there is your thermostat,clean the housing and intake gasket material off,install the new thermostat with spring facing down in engine,and reinstall housing and hose and clamp,refill radiator before starting.

Jan 12, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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Where is the thermostat located on a 2002 intrepid 2.7L

Just follow the lower radiator hose out of the radiator to the thermostat housing.There will also be a heater hose on the housing.You have to remove the dipstick tube and plug the hole so coolant does not get into the oil pan.You also have to raise and support the motor and remove the left engine mount,generator support strut,generator electrical plug,and the transaxle dipstick tube bracket bolt,and the thermostat housing and thermostat.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Dec 28, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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Where is the thermostat located on a 2001 Dodge Intrepid

Your thermostat is located under the housing where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine. The housing is held to the engine with bolts,and has a gasket that must be replaced when you replace the thermostat. Make sure all surfaces are cleaned before reassembly.

Dec 10, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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Change thermostat

You're going to lose some coolant, so have a bucket or other container ready. Follow the upper radiator hose to the point where it's connected to the engine. The hose is clamped to a metal housing which is bolted to the engine. Remove the bolts (not the hose) and lift the housing to expose the thermostat (may require a little prying with a screwdriver or similar tool). Note how the old thermostat is fitted (which end is up), lift it out of the engine, and then remove all traces of gasket from the housing and the engine. Install the new thermostat and gasket, replace the bolts, add coolant as necessary, and you're done.

Jul 04, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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Hi. I have put together a guide to help you with this replacement of the thermostat.

Step1 Raise your DodgeIntrepid with a jack and lower onto jack stands, or use wheel ramps.Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Open the drain plug atthe bottom of the radiator and drain the coolant into a suitablecontainer. Reuse the coolant if relatively new and clean. Step2Follow the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing in all enginetypes except the 2.7L. In Intrepids with 2.7L engines, follow the lowerradiator hose to the thermostat housing. Loosen the hose clamp at theend of the radiator hose with a screwdriver and pull the hose off thethermostat housing. Step3Unbolt the two bolts holding the thermostat housing cover on and pulloff the cover. In 2.7L Intrepid engines, it is easier to gain access tothe thermostat housing behind the alternator by working from beneath the engine. Step4Note the position of the old thermostat and remove. Install the newthermostat with the spring-side facing into the engine. Clean any oldgasket residue from inside the thermostat housing cover. Install thenew thermostat gasket. Step5Reinstall the thermostat housing cover and tighten bolts to 105inch/pounds. Reattach the radiator hose and tighten the hose clamp.Refill the radiator with reserve or new coolant. Reattach the negativebattery cable. Step6 Start your DodgeIntrepid and allow it to run with the heater on high until it reachesnormal operating temperature. Check radiator hose for leaks and tightenthe hose clamp to stop any leaks, if necessary.

  • Removethe alternator drive belt and bolts holding the alternator in place andset the alternator aside for easiest access to the thermostat in DodgeIntrepid 2.7L engines, if desired.
  • Don't drain the coolant from your Dodge Intrepid while the engine is hot.
Please rate and god bless.

Mar 26, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

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Upper Radiator Hose on 02 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L

you should only have to remove the plastic filter holder and the hose is right there on top of the motor.the plastic breather/filter cover is the only thing you should have to remove to get to the hose

Jan 18, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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Replacing upper radiator hose on 02 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L

So far it appears removing upper rad support should give you the access you need. careful not to get coolant on belts when removing hose.

Jan 18, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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Follow the the upper radiator hose from the radiator towards the motor, this hose attaches to a housing on the motor, the housing has two bolts, the thermnostat is located inside this housing.

Hope this helps

Jun 27, 2008 | 1996 Dodge Intrepid

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