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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Aug 15, 2008
the heater bypass is quite simple, if you look at the firewall you will see two medium sized coolant lines, remove them from the firewall and link them together using a proper sized tube, you can purchase a kit at a parts store quite cheaply
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
I recommend flushing the radiator thoroughly if not done recently. there seems to be some sort of blockage in the radiator at this time. if you get lots of metal fragments that are flushed out during this flush, i will then recommend a rebuild on the radiator or replacement of the radiator. make sure the cooling fans are cycling on time as well.
Posted on May 21, 2009
You have to remove the tensioner assembly, not just the tensioner pulley, but the whole assembly, in order to access the plastic bypass hose.
Be very careful, as these pipes get old, the plastic becomes brittle, and possibly the flange end will break off and remain in the block when you remove the pipe, check the block opening carefully to remove all of the remaining flange.
Also, be very careful when removing the lover pipe nipple into the engine block, if you try to pry the tensioner assembly off the block, you will probably snap off the machined nipple that locates into the block, Ask me how I know!!! Good Luck, it can be done but you need to move carefully and deliberately. (by the way, a rebuilt tensioner assembly costs about $80 US, the pipe is about $6. New tensioner assembly comes with the pipe)
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
You didn't specify which engine option but they are basically the same. There are 2 radiator hoses, one connects to the water pump (generally the lower hose) and the other connects to the thermostat housing (generally the top hose) The water pump is on the front of the engine and has a belt driven shaft, the thermostat housing is generally on the top or side of the engine block and has 2 or 3 bolts bolting it to the block and has no pulleys or belts attached.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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