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Depending how hard it is to get to it,and depending on what else you have to remove about 1-2 hrs make sure you have every thing before you start.

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no engine size stated. or year.
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see radiator.?
see that hot hose, the one that gets hot first? (largest)
that goes like be line to the thermostat housing and inside.......

if want full , turn by turn, see , its there.
but will make you answer year and engine and trans.

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How do I replace the thermosat? where is the thermostat located?

let me know if you have more questions The thermostat is located in the engine block just to the side of the water pump underneath the housing where the upper radiator hose is attached.

  1. Remove the lower engine shield.
  2. Place a large drain pan under the vehicle to collect the coolant.
  3. Remove the radiator cap and drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
  4. Place a large drain pan under the engine block drain located at the bottom of the engine near the vicinity of the flywheel and the oil pan.
  5. Drain the engine block coolant into a suitable container.
  6. Place the (hood) lock carrier in the 'service position'. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): Body And Trim, Service Position, Front Bumper, Hood Lock Carrier.
  7. Remove the accessory drive belt. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): General Information And Maintenance, Routing Maintenance And Tune-Up.
  8. If installed, remove the upper front engine cover.
  9. Remove the toothed camshaft drive belt from the right side cylinder head to allow enough access to remove the thermostat housing. Cover and protect the drive belt from residual coolant.
  10. Remove the mounting fasteners; remove the housing, then the thermostat.
Fig. An exploded view of the water pump, thermostat housing and thermostat-2.8L V6 engines a2a0a81.jpg

Fig. Lubricate the O-ring with coolant and make sure the thermostat is installed with the bleeder facing up-2.8L V6 engines

To install:
WARNING The thermostat vent valve must be installed facing up otherwise the cooling system may develop air pockets and allow the engine to overheat.

  1. Using new O-ring, install the thermostat making sure the vent valve is installed facing up.
  2. Install the thermostat housing and torque the housing the bolts to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Inspect the camshaft drive belt for wear and damage and replace if necessary. If contaminated with fluids or lubricants, it should be replaced. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): General Information And Maintenance, Routine Maintenance And Tune-Up, Engine And Engine Overhaul, Timing Belt And Sprockets.
  4. Installation is in reverse order of removal noting the following:
  5. Top off cooling system with the recommended fluid and concentration. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): General Information And Maintenance, Fluids And Lubricants.

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Over heating, could you please tell me or show me in a diagram where the thermastat is.

the thermostat is in a small bellshaped housing which is attached to the engine block. the housing has a hose stuck on it which goes to the radiator. generally the hose which attaches near the top of the engine as opposed to the hose which attaches at the bottom. seldom does a thermostat simply plug up, but it is generally the easiest part to replace.

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Follow the top radiator hose to the engine, it is connected to the thermostat housing, the thermostat is inside that housing.

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