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Describe R&R for thermostat on 2000 Ram 5.9 - Remove alternator??

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1996 Dodge Ram leaking above the water pump below the thermostat but neither one of them are the problem what can it be


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How to change thermostat on ram 2 y 00


Follow the upper hose to the top of the engine behind the alternator/a/c compressor. The t stat is under the outlet pipe the hose is attached to. Sometimes it is easier to remove the alternator, ac compressor and the bracket so you can get at the bolts and clean up the surfaces.

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IM TRYING TO REPLACE THE THERMOSTAT ON MY 2004 ENVOY WHERE IS IT LOCATAED EXACTLY


The thermostat on this vehicle's In-line 6 cylinder engine is on the driver's side of the engine, below & behind the alternator. You have to remove the alternator to gain access to the thermostat housing. You also need to disconnect the battery before you remove the alternator to avoid sparks and shorts.

Most directions outline removal of the alternator to gain easy access to the hose clamps, bolts and housing of the thermostat. I have located a site that after free registration, has detailed instructions on how to do this job, and the link below that describes an easier method with photos. Check out:

http://forums.trailvoy.com/showthread.php?t=54225&highlight=replace+thermostat

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Need location of thermostate


Removal & Installation 3.9L, 5.2L & 5.9L Engines To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Coolant until level is below thermostat dod_trk_altbracket.gif

    • Support bracket located near rear of alternator (A/C Vehicles) dod_trk_releasebelttension.gif

    • Alternator drive belt by attaching a wrench to the pulley mounting bolt of the automatic tensioner, rotating the tensioner clockwise to release belt tension, and removing the belt:
    • Alternator mounting bolts, but do not remove any wiring at alternator
    • 4WD indicator lamp wiring harness (4WD vehicles)
    • Alternator and position aside WARNING
      When servicing constant tension hose clamps, use only tools designed for servicing this type of clamp, such as special clamp tool (number 6094). Always wear safety glasses when servicing constant tension clamps. Always replace constant tension clamps with the same numbered clamp.
    • Radiator hose clamp and upper radiator hose at thermostat housing and position wiring harness aside to gain access to thermostat dod_trk_59l_thermostat.gif

    • Thermostat housing mounting bolts, thermostat housing, gasket and thermostat
To Install:
  1. Clean intake manifold and thermostat housing mating surfaces.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostat (spring side down) into recessed machined groove on intake manifold
    • Gasket on intake manifold and over thermostat dod_trk_thermohousingposition.gif

    • Thermostat housing to intake manifold NOTE: The word FRONT is stamped on housing and must be placed towards front of vehicle.
    • Housing-to-intake manifold bolts.
      1. Torque to: 200 inch lbs. (23 Nm)
    • Upper radiator hose to thermostat housing dod_trk_drivebeltrouting.gif

    • Alternator (A/C Vehicles)
      1. Torque to: 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm)
    • Support bracket
      1. Torque to: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
    • Drive belt over all pulleys except idler pulley
    • Socket/wrench to pulley mounting bolt of automatic tensioner and rotate clockwise
    • Belt over idler pulley, let tensioner rotate back into place and remove wrench
    • Coolant
    • Negative battery cable
  3. Start and warm the engine and check for leaks.
4.7L Engine To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Coolant
  3. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Splash shield
    • Lower radiator hose clamp and lower radiator hose at thermostat housing 4.7L engine shown 3.7L similar chry_47_thermostst.gif

    • Thermostat housing mounting bolts, thermostat housing and thermostat
To Install:
  1. Clean timing chain cover and thermostat housing mating surfaces.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostat (spring side down) into recessed machined groove on timing chain cover
    • Thermostat housing on timing chain cover
    • Housing-to-timing chain cover bolts.
      1. Torque to: 112 inch lbs. (13 Nm)
    • Lower radiator hose on thermostat housing
    • Splash shield
  3. Lower vehicle.
  4. Fill cooling system.
  5. Connect negative battery cable to battery.
  6. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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How to replace a thermostat on a 2003 chevy trailblazer with a 4.2 engine. One source says it is off the top radiator hose, and another says it comes from the bottom hose right behind the alternator. If it...


The thermostat is under the alternator.

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Remove negative battery cable from battery. Remove positive cable from alternator and disconnect harness plug from alternator.

Remove accessory belt noting how it is installed for later reinstallation.

Remove engine lifting hook in front of alternator.

Remove (3) bolts holding alternator on.

Drain coolant from radiator (may want to start this as first step as it takes a while). Loosen pressure cap to aid in system draindown.

Remove radiator hose from thermostat housing.

Remove two bolts from housing and remove from engine.

Reinstall is reverse keeping in mind the following:

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What is best way to install thermostat on 2002 trail blazer 4.2 liter. should i remove the alternator, or should i go though the wheel well?



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.
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Replace thermostat on 2004 gmc envoy


The thermostat on this vehicle's (the Envoy & Trailblazer are essentially the same vehicle) In-line 6 cylinder engine is on the driver's side of the engine, below & behind the alternator. It is not found in the typical location (which may be for the 8 cylinder engine), in an answer above.

Most directions outline removal of the alternator to gain easy access to the hose clamps, bolts and housing of the thermostat. I have located a site that after free registration, has detailed instructions on how to do this job, and the link below that describes an easier method with photos. Check out:

http://forums.trailvoy.com/showthread.php?t=54225&highlight=replace+thermostat

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