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Do you need to take out the radiator to fix the thermostat?

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NOPE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO CHANGE THERMOSTAT WITH OUT REMOVING THE RADIATOR.

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Wrong it is not at the top. passenger side between motor and radiator. u will have to jack the car up and get wet

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No. The thermostat is at the end of the top radiator hose on the motor inside of the thermostat housing which is bolted to the block.

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Thermostat


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the three bolts and position the A/C compressor aside.
  4. Remove the radiator hose clamp from the thermostat housing.
  5. Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat housing.
  6. Remove the three bolts and the thermostat housing.
  7. Remove the thermostat and the O-ring from the thermostat housing.
  8. Clean any corrosion or debris from the thermostat housing.
  9. Clean the mating surfaces.
  10. Inspect the thermostat.

To install:

WARNING Position the air bleed valve on the thermostat toward the top of the engine.
  1. Install the thermostat in the described position to the cylinder head.
  2. Install a new thermostat O-ring.
  3. Install the thermostat housing.
  4. Secure the thermostat housing with three bolts and tighten to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
  5. Install the A/C compressor and secure with three bolts. Tighten the A/C compressor bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  6. Install the radiator hose and clamp to the thermostat housing.
  7. Fill the radiator with approved coolant.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
  9. Start the engine.
  10. Allow the coolant to attain operating temperature (both hoses feel warm and the coolant is flowing through the radiator).
  11. Check for leaks in the cooling system.
  12. Shut off the engine.
  13. Install the radiator cap.



Short answer is that it is located in the housing that the TOP radiator hose is attached to at the engine block.


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