Question about Chevrolet Cavalier
NOTE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL® (orange colored, silicate free) coolant meeting GM specifications. On these vehicles, if silicated coolant is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner; at 30,000 miles or 24 months.
Thermostat removal and installation - 2.3L and 2.4L engines
Posted on Mar 18, 2011
The housing for the thermostat for this vehicle is on the lower radiator hose. Follow the hose to a black housing attached to a cast aluminum housing. The front of this housing seperates by two 8mm bolts revealing the thermostat. The cast housing is easy to spot. It is directly underneath the alternator and to the right of the exhaust manifold. Some models have a heat shield over the manifold that must be removed for easy access. The cast housing routes directly to the motor and has several bypass hoses routed thru it. Remove the two 8mm bolts and remove the top of the housing and the thermostat is inside the housing. Pay attention to how it inside the housing as this will be the way the new one goes back in. Clean both sides of the housing well to insure a good clean seal upon replacing. Make sure you use a gasket and a sealant when you replace the housing.
Posted on Mar 18, 2011
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