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With a good Jack Lift up your Car on the driver side then from under chec for the tank connection make shure the clip it not damage..

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H0w to change thermostat housing on 1995 Kia sportage

  • Drain the coolant and dispose of properly,
    Remove the clamp on the upper radiator hose where it connects to the elbow on the engine block.
    Remove the hose from this connection
    Remove the 3 bolts on the elbow that the hose was on, where they connect to the engine block.
  • Remove the elbow, this is the housing.
  • Clean the surfaces that the housing covered using a razor blade.
  • Replace the thermostat with a new one.
  • Replace the gasket
  • Torque the bolts for the housing to the right torque.
  • Replace the hose and clamp.
  • Fill the Radiator with NEW coolant. Leave cap off
  • Start the engine and squeeze the upper radiator hose several times to remove air.
  • Watch for the level in the radiator to drop
  • Add coolant as needed, till the level is even with the inside lip on the radiator neck WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT.
  • Put new radiator cap on.
  • Stop engine and drain the reservoir tank for old coolant.
  • Replace the coolant with new coolant.

Feb 02, 2016 | 1995 Kia Sportage

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How do i replace the radiator on a 2003 Buick Lesabre

3.8L Engine

  1. Drain the engine coolant.
  2. Remove the upper radiator seal.
  3. Remove the upper tie bar.
  4. Disconnect the coolant overflow hose from the radiator.
  5. Plug the coolant overflow hose.
  6. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses.
  7. Remove the transaxle oil cooler pipe bracket bolt from the lower tie bar.
  8. Remove the cooling fans.
  9. Slide the plastic cap off the transaxle oil cooler pipe quick connect fittings.
  10. Disconnect the upper and lower transaxle oil cooler pipes from the radiator.
  11. Remove the A/C condenser mounting bolts.
  12. Separate the condenser from the radiator.
  13. Lift the radiator up and out of the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Install the radiator to the vehicle. Place the bottom of the radiator in the lower pads.
  2. Install the condenser to the radiator.
  3. Install the A/C condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
  4. Push the upper and lower transaxle oil cooler pipes into the radiator quick connect fittings, until a "click" is heard.
  5. Tug gently on the cooler pipes to ensure proper retention.
  6. Slide the plastic caps (1) over the quick connect joints.
  7. Install the cooling fans.
  8. Install the transaxle oil cooler pipe bracket bolt to the lower tie bar and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  9. Install the upper and lower radiator hoses.
  10. Connect the coolant recovery hose to the radiator neck.
  11. Install the upper tie bar.
  12. Install the upper radiator seal.
  13. Fill the cooling system.
  14. Inspect the transmission oil level.

Nov 02, 2015 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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How do I burp the cooling system in a Mercury grand marquis

Answer borrowed from BigNslow:
Determine the capacity of the cooling system, then properly refill the system at the recovery tank or radiator opening with a 50/50 mixture of fresh coolant and distilled water until it reaches the FULL COLD line on the recovery tank or the radiator is full.

Leave the recovery tank or radiator cap off to aid in bleeding the system.

Start the engine and allow it to idle until the thermostat opens (the upper radiator hose will become hot). The coolant level should go down, this is normal as the system bleeds the air pockets out of the system.

Refill the system with coolant to the proper level.

Turn the engine OFF and check for leaks.

Mar 07, 2015 | Mercury Grand Marquis Cars & Trucks

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My coolant isnt staying in recovery tank hoses look what else should i check and the hose from tank the short one does not hook up to anything the one by the cap

You need enough coolant to fill bottom of tank when the engine is cool, so you might have to add coolant. There should be a line showing on the tank for cold level, don't overfill. When coolant gets hot it flows into tank then sucks back into engine when cooling off. The small hose is for an overflow and to let the tank breathe.

Apr 28, 2014 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Temperature gauge is at normal but coolant is coming out recovery tank when I drive it

You have trapped air in the cooling system, purge the air out of the system. You can do this by raising the car front end as high as possible and filling the coolant recovery tank to the brim leave the cap off, then run engine until it reaches operating temperature, then shut it down and run cold water over the radiator core, the coolant tank will be sucked dry most likely as the air is purged and replaced by coolant.

May 26, 2017 | Ford F150 Cars & Trucks

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I inherit a 98 beetle found out recovery tank upper small hose not connected and drain the coolant when it gets hot cannot find place to connect

it connects behind the throttle body/intake manifold, behind there is a port for 2 hoses one of them is for the upper hose on recovery tank

Jun 01, 2012 | 1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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Need to change coolant recovery tank can a anyone do it

Yes you can do it yourself

Degas Bottle Removal
  1. Drain radiator (8005) until engine coolant is out of degas bottle. Disconnect radiator overflow hose (8075) and engine coolant vent hose at degas bottle.
  1. Remove power steering oil reservoir retaining screws and position power steering oil reservoir (3A697) out of the way.
  1. Remove degas bottle return hose and clamp. Remove degas bottle retainers and remove degas bottle.
  1. Position degas bottle in vehicle and install retaining screw and nut. Tighten retaining bolt and nut to 9-12 Nm (80-106 lb-in).
  1. Connect degas bottle hose and clamp to degas bottle.
  1. Position power steering oil reservoir onto degas bottle and install retaining screws securely.
  1. Connect radiator overflow hose and engine coolant vent hose to degas bottle.
  1. Fill and bleed engine cooling system as described. Check for coolant leaks and proper engine coolant level after engine reaches normal operating temperature.


    Item Part Number Description 1 8100 Radiator Cap 2 - Nut (1 Req'd) 3 - Bolt and Retainer (1 Req'd) 4 - Nut (1 Req'd) 5 - Bolt (1 Req'd) 6 - Coolant Recovery Hose 7 - Coolant Return Hose 8 - Coolant Recovery Hose 9 8A808 Degas Bottle A - Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 Lb-In)
Hope this helps.


Mar 08, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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How difficult is it to replace a thermostat? on a contour 1999. has the smaller engine


2.0L Engine
See Figures 1 through 6


Fig. 1: Remove the coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet


Fig. 2: Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet


Fig. 3: Remove the three retaining bolts for the water outlet


Fig. 4: Carefully separate the water outlet from the thermostat housing


Fig. 5: Remove the thermostat from the housing


Fig. 6: Make sure you replace the O-ring when installing a new thermostat

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the air intake resonators.
  4. emove the upper radiator hose and coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet.
  5. Remove the three retaining bolts from the water outlet and remove the outlet from the thermostat housing.
  6. Remove the thermostat and O-ring from the housing.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean the housing and install the thermostat and new O-ring into the housing.
  2. Install the water outlet and tighten the retaining bolts to 71-97 inch lbs. (8-11 Nm).
  3. Install the upper radiator and coolant recovery tank hoses to the water outlet.
  4. Install the air intake resonators.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Fill the cooling system with the proper 50 / 50 mixture and start the vehicle.
  7. Bleed the cooling system and check for leaks.

Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this asnwer).

Jan 10, 2011 | 1999 Ford Contour

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I need to change the thermostat

  1. Remove upper intake manifold.
  2. Partially drain cooling system below the thermostat level.
  3. Remove upper radiator hose from outlet connector.
  4. Remove coolant recovery system hose from outlet connector.
  5. Remove coolant outlet connector bolts.
  6. Remove thermostat assembly, and clean sealing surfaces.

  1. Place the new thermostat assembly into the coolant outlet connector, aligning air bleed with the location notch on outlet connector.
  2. Install coolant outlet connector with thermostat in position onto thermostat housing. Tighten bolts to 12.5 Nm (110 inch lbs.).
  3. Install upper radiator hose.
  4. Connect the coolant recovery system hose.
  5. Install upper intake manifold.
  6. Fill cooling system.
  7. see thermostat mounting are below

Oct 19, 2010 | 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Where is the Thermostat for 1999 ford contour located

On the 4 cylinder 2.0 L the thermostat is located where the upper Radiator hose and the recovery tank hose connect to the housing on the block. Disconnect the Neg (-) (Black) terminal. Drain and recycle the coolant, remove the air intake resonator, the recovery and upper hoses. remove the three bolts to the housing, remove the thermostat and )-ring (important, replace the O ring with your new thermostat. re assemble as you have taken apart. tork the bolts to 71-97 inch lbs on the 6 cylinder 2.5 L the process is similar, except there are only two bolts on the housing, tork the bolts after you have installed the new one to 15-22 ft lbs. I hope this solves your issue, thanks

Oct 04, 2009 | 1999 Ford Contour

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