Question about 1997 Honda CR-V
Follow big rad hose at top of rad to engine.will be small cover bolts or screws,remove may have rubber oring or gasket be sure it is cool aluminum will strip out when hot
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
These instructions are if you are replacing the thermostat from the top of the engine. The thermostat on a 1997 Honda CR-V is actually found by following the large BOTTOM radiator hose to the back of the left side of the engine block. This is not an easy area to get to because of the many other hoses and pipes in the way. It is doable, but be prepared with different lengths of ratchet extensions to remove the two bolts holding the thermostat housing to the engine. Remove the two bolts. (removing these two bolts really is the toughest part). Make sure you have a drain pan under the car to catch any coolant that may run out. Now pull the metal housing away from the engine block. You will see the back of the thermostat. You can remove it with your hands...no tools required for that part. Along with the thermostat, you will need to buy a rubber gasket separately that will fit around the thermostat. The gasket should have two knobs sticking up that fit into two notches in the opening on the engine. These notches help to make sure the thermostat is inserted correctly. Insert the thermostat and make sure it is sitting stable in the opening, reposition the metal housing and reattach it to the engine with the two bolts you removed when starting this whole "fun" project.
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