Question about Chevrolet Impala
This could be the thermostat if you are sure its not flowing .you will need to see why the hose is leaking, is it a bad hose or a loose clamp, if the coolant leaks and is not full this will make the car overheat, start by replacing the thermostat and repairing the coolant leak and go from there,
Posted on Apr 10, 2011
That is a possibility. Does the engine overheat?
Posted on Apr 10, 2011
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 25, 2015 | 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE
Nov 11, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala
Apr 06, 2011 | 2000 Lincoln Continental
Feb 09, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala
Jan 30, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala
Open the hood of the impla and locate the thermostat housing. Find the largest hose at the top of your radiator, then follow it until it connects onto a portion of the Impala's engine block. The piece that to which the hose connects is the removable thermostat housing.
Use a jack to raise the Impala off the ground, then settle it down onto jack stands. Make sure the car is in park and the emergency brake is on.
Place a large container under the Impala's radiator. Drain the radiator into the bucket by loosening the clamp on the lower coolant hose with a flat-blade screwdriver, then removing the hose entirely so that the coolant flows into the bucket. Once the coolant stops flowing, set the bucket aside.
Use the screwdriver to loosen the clamp on the coolant hose connecting to the thermostat housing, then remove the hose from the housing completely. This will give you access to the bolts securing the housing to the Impala's engen block
Use a wrench or ratchet and sockets to remove the bolts securing the housing to the engine block, then set them aside somewhere where you will not lose them. Loosen and remove the thermostat housing to reveal the thermostat.
Make a careful note of how the thermostat is oriented toward the Impala's engine block. You must install the new thermostat in the exact same way as the old one is installed. Remove and discard the old thermostat.
Use a scraper tool or a razor blade to remove any remaining bits of thermostat gasket from the bottom of the thermostat housing and from the engine block. It is important to get all the remains off; otherwise the new gasket will not seal properly.
Apply a layer of gasket sealant to the bottom of the Impala's thermostat housing, then press the new gasket against the sealant so that it sticks and makes a good seal.
Install the new thermostat in the manner you noted in Step 6, then replace the thermostat housing and secure it down with the bolts. Reconnect the hoses you disconnected--making sure that the clamps are tightened down so no coolant leaks--and refill the Impala's radiator with the coolant you drained out earlier. Use your jack to lower the Impala back to the ground.
Dec 05, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Impala
Nov 26, 2010 | 2002 Mitsubishi Galant
Jul 10, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala
Apr 05, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Tracker
113 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!