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Trying to replace thermostat on 2004 dodge stratus. the upper rad hose comes up from the rad to the engine, the rubber rad hose meets up with a metal hose. behind the metal hose looks like the thermostat housing. am i in the ballpark?

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I wanted to change my thermostat too because I thought it was faulty. Come to find out my system was just vapor locked. TO fix it I just poured antifreeze directly into the radiator (not the overflow) and ran it with the cap off for a minute.

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Replace thremostat on 2005 dodge stratus


Instructions Things You'll Need:
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  1. 1 Locate the thermostat by following the upper radiator hose if your car has a four-cylinder engine, or the lower hose if your car has a six-cylinder engine. The hoses are thick rubber hoses that run from the radiator. The other end of the appropriate hose attaches to the engine block at the thermostat housing. Place a clean drain pan below the thermostat housing, then disconnect the hoses from the housing. To remove the hoses, squeeze the tabs on the clamps with a pair of pliers. Make sure that the coolant drains into the pan.
  2. 2 Unbolt the coolant outlet connector from the thermostat housing to reveal the thermostat. It is held in place by two bolts. Remove and replace the thermostat and gasket underneath. Bolt the connector back in place and reattach all hoses you disconnected in the previous step.
  3. 3 Refill the coolant tank with the drained coolant. Run the engine with the radiator cap removed for at least ten minutes to bleed air from the system. Replace the cap.
hope this hepls you.

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I hope this helps and good luck. Please vote and leave a comment.

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1. Raise the vehicle and place it securely on jackstands. Remove the right front wheel. Remove the accessory drivebelt splash shield.
2. Remove the accessory drivebelts.
3. Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt.
4. Lower the vehicle.
5. Disconnect the alternator electrical connectors.
6. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the air conditioning compressor.
7. Remove the oil dipstick and the dipstick tube. Plug the hole in the oil pan with a clean shop rag to prevent debris from entering the pan.
8. Remove the rest of the alternator mounting bolts and then remove the alternator.
9. Loosen the hose clamps and then disconnect the two hoses from the thermostat housing cover.
10. Remove the thermostat housing cover bolts and then remove the housing.
11. Note how the thermostat is installed, with the "jiggle valve" at the 12 o'clock position, and then remove the thermostat.
12. Remove all traces of sealant from the housing and coverr with a gasket scraper.
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