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Thermostat housing cover

I have a dodge intrepid, 1997, 3.3, I've been looking around for a thermostat housing cap or cover. Can you tell me where can I find one? I have tried pepboy, autoadvance but they don't deal with these parts.

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I had to get one from the dealer. It was the only place that I could find that carried that part.

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Replace thermostat in a 1997 Dodge Intrepid


The thermostat is an easy replacement. The part from the part store should be very inexpensive and is very easy to install. IMPORTANT: allow the cars cooling system to completely cool down before starting to work on it. Here are the steps to replace the thermostat:

1. Allow car to cool.
2. Place drain pan under radiator and allow for coolant to drain below the thermostat. Do not completely drain the system unless replacing the fluid.
3. Remove the hose clamp and hose from thermostat housing.
4. Remove the two bolts holding the housing to engine.
5. Remove the thermostat gasket and clean the gasket completely off the engine and thermostat housing.
6. Remove the thermostat and replace with new.
7. Place new gasket on with reassembly.

Oct 12, 2013 | 1998 Dodge Intrepid

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Looking for a picture of the diagram of where the thermostat is located on my 1998 2.7 liter dodge intrepid PLEASE!!!!!


Hi, I don't have a picture, but trace the big hose from the bottom of the radiator to the engine, and it will be under the housing where the hose connects.


2.7L Engine

  1. Disconnect negative cable.
    CAUTION Do not remove pressure cap with the system hot and under pressure because serious burns from coolant can occur.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Remove radiator lower hose from thermostat housing.
  4. Remove nuts from heater tube flange studs.
  5. Loosen starter bolt at heater tube bracket.
  6. Pull heater tube out of thermostat housing and position out of the way.
  7. Remove bolt and two studs.
  8. Remove thermostat housing, O-ring and thermostat.
  9. Remove thermostat housing bolts.

To install:
  1. Clean gasket sealing surfaces.
    NOTE Install thermostat with the bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position, between tabs on seal.
  2. Install thermostat and seal into thermostat housing .
  3. If removed, install two studs.
  4. Install thermostat, thermostat housing and O-ring and bolt. Tighten attaching bolts to 105 inch lbs.(12 Nm).
  5. Lubricate new heater return tube O-ring with coolant.
  6. Position heater return tube flange over two studs. Install nuts.
  7. Tighten retaining nuts to 53 inch lbs.(6 Nm).
  8. Tighten starter bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54.3 Nm).
  9. Connect the lower radiator hose to the thermostat housing. Install hose clamps.
  10. Refill cooling system.
  11. Inspect for leaks.
  12. Connect negative cable.

Mar 26, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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I am trying to change the thermostat and temperature sensor in my 2004 Dodge Intrepid (2.7L) but I''m having trouble getting the engine cover off. It covers two of the bolts on the thermostat housing. I...


Did you unbolt the egr tubes? Also the thermostat isn't in the housing you are removing. It's in the housing that the lower hose is attached to.

May 02, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Intrepid

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What is the quickest way to change a thermostat on a 2003 dodge intrepid


Hello Kalel6877...the "quickest" way is let a shop put it on a hoist and do it...but if you want to tackle this one i'll walk you through it.
Raise your Dodge Intrepid with a jack and lower onto jack stands, or use wheel ramps. Set parking brake and/or chock wheels
Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Open the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator and drain the coolant into a suitable container.
On Intrepids with 2.7L engines, follow the lower radiator hose to the thermostat housing. Loosen the hose clamp at the end of the radiator hose with a screwdriver and pull the hose off the thermostat housing.
Unbolt the two bolts holding the thermostat housing cover on and pull off the cover. On 2.7L Intrepid engines, it is easier to gain access to the thermostat housing behind the alrernator by working from beneath the engine.
Note the position of the old thermostat and remove. Install the new thermostat with the spring-side facing into the engine. Clean any old gasket residue from inside the thermostat housing cover. Install the new thermostat gasket.
Reinstall the thermostat housing cover and tighten bolts to 105 inch/pounds. Reattach the radiator hose and tighten the hose clamp. Refill the radiator with reserve or new coolant. Reattach the negative battery cable.
Start your Dodge Intrepid and allow it to run with the heater on high until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check radiator hose for leaks and tighten the hose clamp to stop any leaks, if necessary.
Thats about it...jack her down and pat yourself on the back.
Good luck..i hope this helps...please take time to rate me a fixya.

Jul 18, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Intrepid

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How can I tell if the water pump is bad on my


the part you see on the top isn't the themostat housing. the water pump will let you know when it is bad alot of different ways

Jun 14, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Intrepid

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2003 Dodge Intrepid Thermostat housing unit lid blew off


do you have to take all the bolts out of the engine cover to get to the thermostat

May 31, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

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Overheating


Hi. I have put together a guide to help you with this replacement of the thermostat.


Step1 Raise your DodgeIntrepid with a jack and lower onto jack stands, or use wheel ramps.Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Open the drain plug atthe bottom of the radiator and drain the coolant into a suitablecontainer. Reuse the coolant if relatively new and clean. Step2Follow the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing in all enginetypes except the 2.7L. In Intrepids with 2.7L engines, follow the lowerradiator hose to the thermostat housing. Loosen the hose clamp at theend of the radiator hose with a screwdriver and pull the hose off thethermostat housing. Step3Unbolt the two bolts holding the thermostat housing cover on and pulloff the cover. In 2.7L Intrepid engines, it is easier to gain access tothe thermostat housing behind the alternator by working from beneath the engine. Step4Note the position of the old thermostat and remove. Install the newthermostat with the spring-side facing into the engine. Clean any oldgasket residue from inside the thermostat housing cover. Install thenew thermostat gasket. Step5Reinstall the thermostat housing cover and tighten bolts to 105inch/pounds. Reattach the radiator hose and tighten the hose clamp.Refill the radiator with reserve or new coolant. Reattach the negativebattery cable. Step6 Start your DodgeIntrepid and allow it to run with the heater on high until it reachesnormal operating temperature. Check radiator hose for leaks and tightenthe hose clamp to stop any leaks, if necessary.

  • Removethe alternator drive belt and bolts holding the alternator in place andset the alternator aside for easiest access to the thermostat in DodgeIntrepid 2.7L engines, if desired.
  • Don't drain the coolant from your Dodge Intrepid while the engine is hot.
Please rate and god bless.

Mar 26, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

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Overheating after driving about 15 miles


You probably need to change the thermostat in your vehicle; I found this answer in http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dodge-Repair-809/2000-Dodge-Intrepid-Thermostat.htm

THERMOSTAT - 2.7L
REMOVAL
Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal
WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE PRESSURE CAP WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.

Drain cooling system.
Remove accessory drive belt for removal of the generator.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove generator attaching bolts. Set generator aside for ease of access to thermostat.
Remove lower radiator and heater hoses from thermostat housing.
Remove thermostat housing bolts Thermostat and Housing - 2.7L Engine
Remove thermostat and housing.
INSTALLATION
Clean gasket sealing surfaces
NOTE: Install thermostat with the bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position.

Install thermostat and gasket into the thermostat housing.
Install thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 12 N·m (105 in. lbs.) Thermostat and Housing - 2.7L Engine
Connect heater and lower radiator hoses. Install hose clamps.
Install generator and attaching bolts.
Lower vehicle.
Install accessory drive belt. Refer to procedure outlined in this section.
Refill cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Refilling.
Connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal.

good luck

Ricardo DeLeon

Mar 12, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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