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Direction of thermostat? Thermostat housing does not fit with thermostat springs down like most vehicles. Thermostat fits upside down. Whats going on?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Last time I checked, spring goes into the engine. Stat design may have the incorrect "bridge" on top check this before using.

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On the thermostat it says to rad,which means the direction of the water comes out of the engine towards the radiator through the hose.

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Under your front hood, locate your top radiator hose and follow it to where it connects to your engine. The fitting that it attaches to, (and is held on that fitting with a large hose clamp), is the housing for your thermostat. Access the thermostat by removing the hose first, and then by removing the two bolts that hold the housing on to the engine, you will have to pry the housing away from the engine with a standard blade screw driver. once the housing is removed, the thermostat will be visible. note the direction the thermostat is in before removing it. Because it can go back in either way...but only the right way will allow the water to flow correctly in and out of your engine block, so put the new one back in the spot the old one came out of and in the same direction as the old one was in. But before you do that.,, use a putty knife to carefully scrape any pieces or the whole gasket that seals the housing to the engine. the new thermostat will come with a new gasket to use when you put the new thermostat in your system. Make sure your car engine is absolutely cooled off by removing your radiator cap before disconnecting the radiator hose from the thermostat housing. work carefully and good luck be with you.

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Proper installation of thermostate f 150 1995 302 I replaced 180degree thermostate w/ a160 degree. 1: was that ok? 2:Stupid me-forgot to notice how it was removed so I could re-install same...


The spring goes toward the engine. The spring is suppose to fit either in a recess in the Intake manifold or the thermostat can lock into the housing neck with a twist. The spring still is on the engine side, not the Radiator side.

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Location of thermostat on 2002 olds alero 2.2


Thermostat Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the exhaust manifold. If equipped with an automatic transmission.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following: chevy_cav_02-04_tstat.gif

    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolts. chevy_cav_02-04_feedpipe.gif

    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
    • Thermostat.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostat.
    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt.
      1. Tighten bolt to 89 in lbs (10 Nm).
    • Exhaust manifold if equipped with an automatic transmission.
  2. Fill the cooling system.
2.4L Engine To Remove:
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  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the exhaust manifold heat shield.
  3. Remove the coolant inlet housing mounting bolts through the exhaust manifold.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the coolant inlet housing stud from the oil pan.
  6. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  7. Remove the engine splash shield.
  8. Remove the mounting bolts from the transaxle-to-engine block support. Remove the support.
  9. Remove the coolant housing pipe.
  10. Remove the thermostat.
  11. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install the thermostat.
  2. Install the coolant housing pipe.
  3. Install and secure the transaxle support-to-engine block mounting bolts.
  4. Install the engine splash shield.
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  6. Install the coolant inlet housing stud to the oil pan.
    • Tighten to 19 ft lb (26 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Install the coolant inlet housing bolts through the exhaust manifold.
    • Tighten the coolant inlet housing bolts to 10 ft lb (14 Nm).
  9. Install the exhaust manifold heat shield.
  10. Fill the cooling system.
  11. Inspect the system for leaks.
3.4L Engine To Remove:
  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.
To Install:
  1. Install the thermostat and housing outlet.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts.
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  3. Install exhaust crossover pipe.
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Need help on changing thermostat on 2001 kia optima


AutoZone.com lists the following procedure for several engines. If your engine is different, try going back to autozone.com with exact engine spec.


Removal & Installation

1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L & 2.0L Engines
  1. Drain the coolant to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Remove the water inlet fitting, gasket and thermostat.
  3. Clean the gasket mating surfaces.

    0996b43f802066a5.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Exploded view of the thermostat-1.5L engine shown, 1.8L similar


    0996b43f802066a4.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Exploded view of the thermostat-1.6L engine


    0996b43f8020669f.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Water inlet fitting (A) and thermostat-2.0L engine

To install:
  1. Place the thermostat in the housing with the jiggle valve facing upward. Install a new thermostat gasket.

    0996b43f802066a0.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Use a new gasket (A) when installing the thermostat (B)-2.0L engine shown
  2. Install the water inlet fitting and tighten to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm) for 1.5L, 1.6L and 1.8L engines, or to 11-15 ft. lbs. (15-20 Nm) for 2.0L engines.
  3. Fill the engine with coolant, then start the engine and check for leaks.

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  1. Drain the coolant to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Remove the engine coolant outlet fitting and gasket.
  3. Remove the thermostat.
  4. Clean the gasket mating surfaces.

    0996b43f802066a3.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Thermostat mounting-2.4L engine

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  2. Install a new gasket and the engine coolant outlet fitting. Tighten the fitting bolt to 7-11 ft. lbs. (10-15 Nm) for 2.4L engines or to 12-14 ft. lbs. (17-20 Nm) for 2.7L engines.
  3. Fill the engine with coolant, then start the engine and check for leaks.

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  • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
  • Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
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  • Install the gasket.
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With no thermostat, the thermostat housing should sit flush against the engine mount surface. The outer diameter of the thermostat should drop down into the recess provided and not even interfere with the gasket. Make sure both sides are clean , and all residue is removed. IF the thermostat will not fit into the recess provided, then take your thermostat housing to the place you bought your new thermostat, and have them fit your new one to your housing.

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Check out the diagram:

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The removal of the thermostat from its housing on the 4.0L engine

To install:
  1. Install the replacement thermostat so that the pellet, which is encircled by a coil spring, faces the engine. All thermostats are marked on the outer flange to indicate the proper installed position.
  2. Observe the recess groove in the engine cylinder head .
  3. Position thermostat into this groove with arrow and air bleed hole on outer flange pointing up.
  4. Install replacement gasket and thermostat housing

    CAUTION Tightening the thermostat housing unevenly or with the thermostat out of its recess may result in a cracked housing.

  5. Tighten the housing bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) torque.
  6. Install hoses to thermostat housing.
  7. Install electrical connector to coolant temperature sensor.
  8. Be sure that the radiator draincock is tightly closed. Fill the cooling system.
  9. Start and warm the engine. Check for leaks

WARNING Do not loosen radiator drain **** with system hot and pressurized. Serious burns from coolant can occur.



NOTE Do not waste reusable coolant. If solution is clean, drain coolant into a clean container for reuse. If thermostat is being replaced, be sure that replacement is specified thermostat for vehicle model and engine type.

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