Question about 1995 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

Where is the thermostat located? I might also need to replace the water pump. I'm not familiar with this engine. By the way it's a 1.8 liter.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 642 Answers

The 1.8 is Toyota's 7A-FE engine. It is located in the housing on the side of the engine block on the gearbox side of the engine beneath the distributor. The lower radiator hose connects to this housing:

Posted on Sep 07, 2010


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2926 Answers

SOURCE: Where is the thermostat located on a 3.0 liter

Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the engine where the hose stops. Under the housing where the hose is attached to the engine is the thermostat.

Posted on May 13, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Step by step on how to replace a dodge stratus 2005 water pump and Thermostat.

i hope this helps for the water pump. The thermostat is located at top of engine simply follow upper hose to engine and remove housing and replace thermostat.

Jul 03, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Overheated. Why won't it start?

I'm not really familiar with JEEP mechanics but if you've replaced your water pump and it's still overheating with full water/coolant level, you should check the thermostat; when it fails, it's a common cause or overheating in all kind of cars

I'm attaching some links to Youtube tutorial about replacing thermostat in a Jeep but you can expand your Google search using terms
Youtube replace thermostat JEEP Liverty

Jeep 4 0L straight six thermostat replacement

Thermostat Replacement Overheating fix Part 1 Jeep

How To Change the Thermostat in Jeep Wrangler

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Thermostat Replacement

Replacing the radiator thermostat in any Jeep Cherokee Jeep liberty Jeep...

Sep 10, 2015 | Jeep Liberty Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car runs hot loses water.then it will be ok cant find the water pump to replace or the thermostat

The water pump is hidden behind the timing belt cover. The water pump and timing belt and crankshaft are all connected through the timing belt. The thermostat is located to the right side of the engine. You'll be able to tell if its the thermostat housing by 2 clues. 1 is the dome shape the housing has, and 2) is the hose going to it from the radiator.
If you are not familiar with changing the timing belt, please pay close attention to the timing setup. If you wish to tackle this job, spend 30 bucks on the manual and read up on it first.

Aug 04, 2011 | 1998 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

Replacing a thermostat on 2004 nissan sentra

  • Prepare for the replacement by disconnecting the negative battery cable and draining the engine coolant into a container--you need to remove the drain plug from the radiator first and then the drain plug at the engine block.

  • Remove the engine's cooling fan by loosening the fan/water pump pulley nuts, unclipping and removing the fan shroud's lower half, removing the water pump pulley nuts and pulling the fan out from underneath.

    Disconnect all components blocking access to the thermostat by removing their bolts. On four-cylinder engines, this includes the air cleaner, air intake duct and the power steering pump's support bracket. On a 3.3 liter V6 or SOHC engine, remove the upper radiator hose from the intake manifold's coolant outlet.

  • Slip off the drive belts blocking the thermostat by turning their tensioner bolts with a wrench or breaker bar. On a 3.3 liter truck or DOHC engine, follow this by removing the upper idler pulley bracket. On a 3.5 liter engine, remove the water pump drain plug from the front end of the block.

  • Detach all hoses from the thermostat housing cover by loosening the hose clamps with pliers; this usually includes the lower radiator hose. This is only needed on V6 engines; you will keep the hose attached on a four-cylinder.

  • Remove the thermostat housing cover by removing its bolts. There will be some coolant spilling out when the gasket seal breaks.

  • Disconnect and remove the thermostat from its cover by removing its screws. Take note of how the thermostat is positioned within the cover.

  • Scrape away all traces of gasket or sealant from the housing and cover and clean the surfaces with lacquer thinner.

  • Apply RTV sealant around the edge of the thermostat cover. You need to re-install the cover within five minutes of applying this sealant.

  • Mount the new thermostat into the cover in the same position the old thermostat was in.

  • Re-install the thermostat cover and all other parts in reverse order of installation.

  • Wait a half hour for the RTV sealant to cure before refilling the engine coolant. Use fresh coolant if the old coolant is contaminated.

  • Mar 20, 2011 | Nissan Sentra Cars & Trucks

    1 Answer

    I need to replace a thermostat in a 2000 Chevy 2500 6.0 liter pickup

    4.8L, 5.3L and 6.0L Engines To Remove:
    The thermostat is not serviceable separately. The thermostat housing (water pump inlet) and thermostat must be replaced as an assembly.
    1. Remove the radiator outlet hose. chevy_aval15_02-04_inlet.gif

    2. Remove the bolts from water pump inlet.
    3. Remove the water pump inlet from the water pump.
    To Install:
    1. Install the water pump inlet to the water pump.
    2. Install the water pump inlet bolts.
      • Torque to: 11 ft-lbs. (15 Nm)
    3. Install the radiator outlet hose.
    6.6L Engine To Remove:
    1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
    2. Drain the engine coolant.
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:
      • Water outlet 6.6L Thermostat housing removal gm_trk_sil25_02-04_66_therm_hous_rem.gif

      • Bolt for the fuel line bracket
      • Thermostat housing cover bolts
      • Thermostats and seals
    To Install:
    6.6L Thermostats and seals gm_trk_sil25_02-04_66_therm_seal.gif

    1. Install or connect the following:
      • Thermostats and seals to the thermostat housing NOTE: The rear thermostat (D) has 2 vent valves. Install with the vent valves towards the rear of engine.
      • Thermostat housing cover with a NEW gasket
      • Thermostat housing cover bolts and tighten the bolts
        1. Torque to: 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
      • Fuel line bracket bolt and tighten the bolt
        1. Torque to: 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
      • Water outlet
    2. Fill the engine with coolant.
    3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs.
    8.1L Engine To Remove:
    1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
    2. Drain the cooling system.
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:
      • Inlet hose from the water outlet Water outlet and thermostat removal chevy_sub25_02-04_60_thermost_rem.gif

      • Water outlet bolts (B)
      • Water outlet (A)
      • Thermostat (C)
    To Install:
    1. Install or connect the following:
      • Thermostat
      • Water outlet
      • Water outlet bolts and tighten the bolts.
        1. Torque to: 22 ft-lbs (30 Nm)
      • Inlet hose to the water outlet
    2. Fill the cooling system.
    3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs.
    prev.gif next.gif

    Jan 12, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet 2500

    1 Answer

    My coolant does'nt get hot or warm after the van was running for more than ten minutes. Is it the thermostat or the water pump that is bad and where are they located?

    Thermostat is probably stuck open.

    Please see my tip at . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

    3.3 liter Dodge engine thermostat location:


    Jan 02, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

    1 Answer

    Water pump location

    2.2 liter the water pump is driven by the timing chain. You will need a special tool to lock/hold the the water pump sprocket in place while the pump is being replaced. If you don't have the tool than do not try to replace the pump on this engine.

    3.4 liter the water pump is located on the upper right of the engine as you are looking at it standing on the passenger side of the car. the lower hose goes into the backside of it.

    Sep 28, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

    1 Answer

    Location of the thermostat in a 1997 chevy luminia 3.1 liter?

    Click for zoom...


    Fig. 1: The thermostat is located in the lower radiator hose on the 2.2L engine


    Fig.: Separate the housing halves to access the thermostat

    Hope helps (remember rated this).

    Jun 01, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

    2 Answers

    Where is the thermostat located on a 3.0 liter engine? Don't know if the water, pump or thermostat is leaking.

    Follow the top radiator hose back to the engine. There is where the t-stat housing is.

    If the thermostat is broken in the closed position the engine would overheat rapidly. If it was broken in the open position the engine cooling system would not reach normal operating temperature and the heater would produce only warm air.

    Take the thermostat out and put it in a pan of water on the stove. When the water gets to around 200 deg F, the thermostat should open. If it doesn't it needs replaced. Observe carefully that you have not installed the thermostat upsidedown. Spring-side to the engine

    May 13, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

    2 Answers


    Follow the top rad hose to the engine, where it connects that's the thermostat housing.

    Jun 01, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    1995 Geo Prizm Logo

    Related Topics:

    288 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Geo Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    78919 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22326 Answers

    Mike Gilbreath

    Level 1 Expert

    50 Answers

    Are you a Geo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides