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I have a leak between the thermostat housing and the engine. Would that be a gasket?

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COULD BE THERMOSTAT O- RING OR GASKET DEPEND WHICH VECHICLE TALKING ABOUT.SOME TIMES THE HOSE WILL LEAK MAKING IT LOOK LIKE THERMOSTAT HOUSING GASKET LEAKING.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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SOURCE: 1996 honda prelude oil leak

did you check the steering pump, AC compression pump, etc or other engine components ? it could be something other than the engine.

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SOURCE: 2002 chryler sebring is leaking anti freeze

It depends on where the leak is coming from. If the water pump is leaking, it has a hole on the bottom of it. You will see a trail of dried anti freeze coming from the bottom of it, indicating a bad water pump. It's best to dry everything off, crank it up and let it come to operating temp and check for where the leak is coming from. It may just be an old hose or loose clamp.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: leak at thermostat housing also i did not remember if thermostat

some rubber seals will fit around the edge of the thermostat and the the thermostat goes. No gasket is need for housing you can use grey silicone to eal. good luck and thanks for using FIX YA

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: my thermostat housing is leaking, van i replace

If you are refering to that peice on the top of your engine that has crusty red around it and it has a metal nipple sticking out of the top of it then yes the whole peice has to be replaced it cost around 100 to 120$ at the dealer

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: leaking coolant from a small hole located in the

water pump failure, water pump on these run off the timing chain and the timing chain runs in oil, so they could not just put a weep hole on the pump because it would go strait to the oil pan, instead they redirected the coolant from the leaking pump to just below the thermostat housing. And good luck, it's at least a 6 hour job on these. Brandon-MO

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drain coolant system half way until coolant below thermostat.to locate thermostat follow upper radiator hose to engine.just remove both thermostat housing two bolts then clean all traces of old gasket material. be sure to have new thermostat gasket and gasket sealer on hand.make sure both thermostat housing and engine block clean dont have any traces of old gasket material if so you will have coolant leak.but besure to put gasket sealer both sides thermostat gasket just need thin layer RTV silicone.you can buy can of gasket remove to help remove old gasket material. try not to damage thermostat housing surface or engine surface with scraper deep scratches cuts in either surfaces will cause coolant leak be careful.

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How much does it cost to replace thermostat On a 1998 toyota avalon


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CAUTION
If the radiator is filled to the top with coolant and the engine is run without the radiator cap in place, the coolant will expand and spill over as the engine warms up.

  • Drain some coolant into a clean container until the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
  • Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
  • Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If the gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably bea coolant leak after reassembly. Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
  • Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one. They are of different sizes, types, and temperature ratings.
  • The temperature rating is stamped on the sensing bulb on the bottom of the thermostat. The temperature bulb faces the block.
  • When replacing a thermostat, be sure that the thermostat fits into the groove in the block or outlet housing. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the engine will overheat.
  • Install the gasket.
  • Reinstall the thermostat housing. Refill the system and run the engine or pressure test to check for leaks.
  • When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
  • You should be able to see coolant circulating within the radiator.
  • Another way of checking thermostat operation is to feel the top of the radiator hose or use a thermometer or multimeter with a temperature probe to confirm that the coolant is warming up.
  • If the engine is overheating, but the top hose is still cool to the touch, the thermostat is stuck closed and must be replaced.
NOTE When a paper gasket is used and the recess is in the thermostat housing, it is a good practice to position the thermostat into the recess and glue the gasket to hold it in place. If it falls out of its groove during installation, the outlet housing can be cracked or a coolant leak will result. Before tightening the water outlet housing, try to rock it back and forth to be sure it is flush. Housings are often cracked during this step.

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How to change thermostat


the radiator is filled to the top with coolant and the engine is run without the radiator cap in place, the coolant will expand and spill over as the engine warms up.
  • Drain some coolant into a clean container until the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
  • Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
  • Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If the gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably bea coolant leak after reassembly. Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
  • Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one. They are of different sizes, types, and temperature ratings.
  • The temperature rating is stamped on the sensing bulb on the bottom of the thermostat. The temperature bulb faces the block.
  • When replacing a thermostat, be sure that the thermostat fits into the groove in the block or outlet housing. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the engine will overheat.
  • Install the gasket.
  • Reinstall the thermostat housing. Refill the system and run the engine or pressure test to check for leaks.
  • When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
  • You should be able to see coolant circulating within the radiator.
  • Another way of checking thermostat operation is to feel the top of the radiator hose or use a thermometer or multimeter with a temperature probe to confirm that the coolant is warming up.
  • If the engine is overheating, but the top hose is still cool to the touch, the thermostat is stu

    CAUTION
    If the radiator is filled to the top with coolant and the engine is run without the radiator cap in place, the coolant will expand and spill over as the engine warms up.

    • Drain some coolant into a clean container until the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
    • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
    • Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
    • Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If the gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably bea coolant leak after reassembly. Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
    • Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one. They are of different sizes, types, and temperature ratings.
    • The temperature rating is stamped on the sensing bulb on the bottom of the thermostat. The temperature bulb faces the block.
    • When replacing a thermostat, be sure that the thermostat fits into the groove in the block or outlet housing. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the engine will overheat.
    • Install the gasket.
    • Reinstall the thermostat housing. Refill the system and run the engine or pressure test to check for leaks.
    • When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
    • You should be able to see coolant circulating within the radiator.
    • Another way of checking thermostat operation is to feel the top of the radiator hose or use a thermometer or multimeter with a temperature probe to confirm that the coolant is warming up.
    • If the engine is overheating, but the top hose is still cool to the touch, the thermostat is stuck closed and must be replaced.
    NOTE When a paper gasket is used and the recess is in the thermostat housing, it is a good practice to position the thermostat into the recess and glue the gasket to hold it in place. If it falls out of its groove during installation, the outlet housing can be cracked or a coolant leak will result. Before tightening the water outlet housing, try to rock it back and forth to be sure it is flush. Housings are often cracked during this step.ck closed and must be replaced.
NOTE When a paper gasket is used and the recess is in the thermostat housing, it is a good practice to position the thermostat into the recess and glue the gasket to hold it in place. If it falls out of its groove during installation, the outlet housing can be cracked or a coolant leak will result. Before tightening the water outlet housing, try to rock it back and forth to be sure it is flush. Housings are often cracked during this step

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Thermostat Removal & Installation 3.4L & 3.5L Engine To Remove:
  1. Drain the coolant below the level of the thermostat.
  2. Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly.
  3. Remove the exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Disconnect the radiator hose from the thermostat housing. gm_mv_ven_tstat.gif

  5. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the thermostat housing.
  6. Remove the housing gasket.
  7. Remove the thermostat.
  8. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install the thermostat on the engine. NOTE: Apply RTV sealer to the thermostat housing bolt threads.
  2. Install the thermostat housing and gasket with the mounting bolts. Tighten 18 ft-lb (25 Nm).
  3. Connect the radiator hose to the thermostat housing.
  4. Install the exhaust crossover pipe.
  5. Install the air cleaner and duct assembly.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Check the cooling system for leaks.
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  1. Remove the air cleaner.
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  3. Remove the heater pipes.
  4. Remove the coolant inlet pipe. Thermostat 3.6L gm-03-36-2447.gif

  5. Remove the thermostat mounting bolts and remove the thermostat.
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Things You'll Need:
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  • Torque wrench
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  1. 1

    Follow the lower radiator hose to where it meets the thermostat housing. The thermostat housing is where the opposite end of the lower radiator hose mounts to the engine.

  2. 2

    Drain enough coolant from radiator until it is below the thermostat. Failure to do this will result in your antifreeze leaking out onto the ground.

  3. 3

    Loosen clamp and remove radiator hose from thermostat housing. Some antifreeze will leak out, so have some rags available.

  4. 4

    Remove the bolts holding the thermostat housing on and pull the housing from the engine. The gasket might make it a little difficult, so do not be afraid to pull hard. Do not strike it with any tools as you can crack it.

  5. 5

    Remove the old thermostat and note its alignment.

  6. 6

    Place a rag in the thermostat's mounting hole so no gasket material can enter the engine and then scrape the gasket from the housing and the engine.

  7. 7

    Install the new thermostat in same position as old one.

  8. 8

    Reinstall the housing and tighten down bolts snugly. Torque them with your torque wrench to 10 ft.-lbs. Make sure you do not over-tighten them.

  9. 9

    Reinstall the radiator hose to thermostat housing and tighten the clamp.

  10. 10

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  11. 11

    Check for any leaks at hose connection and thermostat housing. You can tighten them as necessary to stop any leaks.

  12. 12

    Stop the engine and allow it to cool down completely then check the coolant level. Add coolant as required.

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Thermostat Removal & Installation 3.4L & 3.5L Engine To Remove:
  1. Drain the coolant below the level of the thermostat.
  2. Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly.
  3. Remove the exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Disconnect the radiator hose from the thermostat housing. gm_mv_ven_tstat.gif

  5. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the thermostat housing.
  6. Remove the housing gasket.
  7. Remove the thermostat.
  8. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install the thermostat on the engine. NOTE: Apply RTV sealer to the thermostat housing bolt threads.
  2. Install the thermostat housing and gasket with the mounting bolts. Tighten 18 ft-lb (25 Nm).
  3. Connect the radiator hose to the thermostat housing.
  4. Install the exhaust crossover pipe.
  5. Install the air cleaner and duct assembly.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Check the cooling system for leaks.
3.6L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the air cleaner.
  2. Remove the throttle body.
  3. Remove the heater pipes.
  4. Remove the coolant inlet pipe. Thermostat 3.6L gm-03-36-2447.gif

  5. Remove the thermostat mounting bolts and remove the thermostat.
  6. Clean the thermostat and heater pipe mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Place the thermostat in the housing with a new gasket.
  2. Install the thermostat and gasket on the engine with the mounting bolts. Tighten 89 in-lb (10 Nm).
  3. Install the coolant inlet pipe.
  4. Install the heater pipes.
  5. Install the throttle body.
  6. Install the air cleaner.
  7. Fill the cooling system and perform a leak test.
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CAUTION
If the radiator is filled to the top with coolant and the engine is run without the radiator cap in place, the coolant will expand and spill over as the engine warms up.
  • Drain some coolant into a clean container until the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
  • Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
  • Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If the gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably bea coolant leak after reassembly. Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
  • Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one. They are of different sizes, types, and temperature ratings.
  • The temperature rating is stamped on the sensing bulb on the bottom of the thermostat. The temperature bulb faces the block.
  • When replacing a thermostat, be sure that the thermostat fits into the groove in the block or outlet housing. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the engine will overheat.
  • Install the gasket.
  • Reinstall the thermostat housing. Refill the system and run the engine or pressure test to check for leaks.
  • When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
  • You should be able to see coolant circulating within the radiator.
  • Another way of checking thermostat operation is to feel the top of the radiator hose or use a thermometer or multimeter with a temperature probe to confirm that the coolant is warming up.
  • If the engine is overheating, but the top hose is still cool to the touch, the thermostat is stuck closed and must be replaced.
NOTE When a paper gasket is used and the recess is in the thermostat housing, it is a good practice to position the thermostat into the recess and glue the gasket to hold it in place. If it falls out of its groove during installation, the outlet housing can be cracked or a coolant leak will result. Before tightening the water outlet housing, try to rock it back and forth to be sure it is flush. Housings are often cracked during this step.

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  • Drain some coolant into a clean container until the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
  • Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
  • Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If the gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably bea coolant leak after reassembly. Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
  • Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one. They are of different sizes, types, and temperature ratings.
  • The temperature rating is stamped on the sensing bulb on the bottom of the thermostat. The temperature bulb faces the block.
  • When replacing a thermostat, be sure that the thermostat fits into the groove in the block or outlet housing. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the engine will overheat.
  • Install the gasket.
  • Reinstall the thermostat housing. Refill the system and run the engine or pressure test to check for leaks.
  • When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
  • You should be able to see coolant circulating within the radiator.

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How do you change the thermostat on a 98 ford ranger 2.5L


CAUTION If the radiator is filled to the top with coolant and the engine is run without the radiator cap in place, the coolant will expand and spill over as the engine warms up.

  • Drain some coolant into a clean container until the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
  • Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
  • Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If the gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably bea coolant leak after reassembly. Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
  • Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one. They are of different sizes, types, and temperature ratings.
  • The temperature rating is stamped on the sensing bulb on the bottom of the thermostat. The temperature bulb faces the block.
  • When replacing a thermostat, be sure that the thermostat fits into the groove in the block or outlet housing. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the engine will overheat.
  • Install the gasket.
  • Reinstall the thermostat housing. Refill the system and run the engine or pressure test to check for leaks.
  • When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
  • You should be able to see coolant circulating within the radiator.
  • Another way of checking thermostat operation is to feel the top of the radiator hose or use a thermometer or multimeter with a temperature probe to confirm that the coolant is warming up.
  • If the engine is overheating, but the top hose is still cool to the touch, the thermostat is stuck closed and must be replaced.


When replacing the thermostat, also replace the gasket that seals the thermostat in place and is positioned between the water outlet casting and the engine block.
Generally, these gaskets are made of a composition fiber material and are die-cut to match the thermostat opening and mounting bolt configuration of the water outlet. Thermostat gaskets generally come with or without an adhesive backing. The adhesive backing of gaskets holds the thermostat securely centered in the mounting flange, leaving your both hands free to align and bolt the thermostat securely in place.
  • Remove the thermostat housing.
  • Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If any gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably be a coolant leak after reassembly.
  • Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
  • Install the gasket.
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