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Thermostat housing Do I need spacers (the one I still have looks like a small washer) on both sides of the thermostat housing before I tighten it back down?

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Remove the air cleaner. Drain coolant. Standing in front of the vehicle, the right side of the engie (across from the air cleaner) you'll see a black cover attached to the side of the upper engine. Slowly pull off (its attached with plastic snaps-just pull). Where the black cover attached you should see 2 nuts securing the thermostat housing. Remove nuts and washers, and thermostat housing (I believe they're 12mm). Remove thermostat and gasket. Install thermostat first the same way it was removed. Install gasket (may need to use gasket sealer to hold it in place). Install washers and nuts and hane tighten then 1/8-1/4 turn.

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Change thermostat in 2000 Mazda MPV.


Hello,

The location of the thermostat for most vehicle.
Stand in front of the car with the hood open, you'll see a black hose hooked to the upper side of the
radiator.( about 2 inch in diameter, newer vehicles about 1 and 1/2 inch, and newer small cars
about 1 and 1/4 inch. ) Follow the hose to the other end, it connects to the thermostat housing. The thermostat is inside of the housing.( the hose usually goes to the air intake manifold, but some
housings are on the side or back of the engine. )

To replace the thermostat in most vehicles yourself;

Remove the hose from the housing, then remove bolts from the housing and lift the housing off
to access the thermostat. Pay attention to witch side is up on the thermostat that you remove, the
new one will have to go in the same way. Also look at the temperature rating that is stamped into
the thermostat that you take out, and make sure the new one has the same temperature rating.
(failure to do so can cause false readings by some sensors, and may start triggering error codes)
Install new thermostat, right side up, put housing back on and bolt back down, hook hose back on
to the housing. Check the coolant level. Start the engine and let it run for 6 to 8 minutes to reach,
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Need instructions for replacing thermostat on a 2001 Grand Cherokee 4.7 litre


Do not loosen radiator drain **** with system hot and pressurized. Serious burns from coolant can occur.

NOTE Do not waste reusable coolant. If solution is clean, drain coolant into a clean container for reuse. If thermostat is being replaced, be sure that replacement is specified thermostat for vehicle model and engine type.
Instructions

  1. Locate the Cherokee's thermostat intake housing by following the top radiator hose to the engine. The hose connects to the thermostat intake. A second, smaller hose connects to the left side of the radiator hose. This is a bypass hose for the heater.
  2. Remove the two bolts that secure the Cherokee's thermostat intake housing to the engine with a socket and ratchet and lift the intake upward to drain the coolant in the hose back into the radiator.
  3. Remove the gasket and the thermostat from the engine and discard them. Wipe the mating surfaces of the thermostat intake housing and the engine off with a clean towel.
  4. Place the new thermostat, spring down, into the engine and place the thermostat gasket over the thermostat.
  5. Place the thermostat intake housing onto the thermostat gasket. Thread the bolts into the thermostat intake by hand to avoid cross-threading the bolts and then tighten them using a socket and ratchet.
Additional information:
  1. Clean mating areas of timing chain cover and thermostat housing.
  2. Install thermostat (spring side down) into recessed machined groove on timing chain cover.
  3. Position thermostat housing on timing chain cover.
  4. Install two housing-to-timing chain cover bolts. Tighten bolts to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
    CAUTION Housing must be tightened evenly and thermostat must be centered into recessed groove in timing chain cover. If not, it may result in a cracked housing, damaged timing chain cover threads or coolant leaks.
  5. Install lower radiator hose on thermostat housing.
  6. Install splash shield.
  7. Lower vehicle.
  8. Fill cooling system.
  9. Connect negative battery cable to battery.
  10. Start and warm the engine. Check for leaks.
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Hello spurrierjuli, when you open the hood you will see a large hose, ( about 2 1/2 inch wide ), at the top of the radiator on the left hand side. Follow that hose to the engine. It is connected to the thermostat housing. MAKE SURE THE ENGINE IS COOL. Dis-connect the hose from the thermostat housing, ( try to keep the end of the hose up so that coolant doesn't run out ), remove bolts from the housing, then remove the housing and you will see the thermostat inside. PAY ATTENTION TO WHICH SIDE IS UP ON THE THERMOSTAT BEFORE YOU TAKE IT OUT.
Lift the thermostat out, ( it looks like a small spaceship, about 2 1/2 inch wide ), wipe things down very good. Install new thermostat, ( with gasket if one is included ), DO NOT USE GASKET SEAL UNLESS IT IS RECOMMENDED, put the housing back over your new thermostat and bolt the housing back down with simular torque/pressure on the bolts that it took to get the bolts loose. Be very carefull not to over tighten. Re-connect hose to thermostat housing and tighten clamp.
LOOK AT YOU! GREAT JOB!
I hope the info helps.

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Hello, don't know if I can help, but I will try. At the top of your radiator you have a larger hose that goes back to the engine. Follow this hose, it should take you right to the thermostat housing. Make sure the engine is cool. loosen the hose clamp and remove the hose from the thermostat housing. You should find 2 or 3 bolts, ( I'm not sure how many on the Liberty ), that you can remove to take the thermostat housing off. When you do you will see a little round disc, ( approx. 2 inch in diameter ), BEFORE REMOVING, MAKE CERTAIN YOU PAY ATTENTION TO WHICH SIDE IS UP! When you take it out you'll see it looks a little bit like a tiny spaceship. Before you put the new one in make sure you clean the surface area very well, many thermostats come with a seal, or a gasket, make sure you use it, then put the new thermostat in, put the housing back in place and bolt it down, ( DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN BOLTS ), ONLY TIGHTEN WITH ARM STRENGTH, NOT YOUR WHOLE BODY. DO NOT USE GASKET SEAL, IT'S NOT NEEDED UNLESS IT IS RECOMMENDED BY THE THERMOSTAT MANUFACTURER.
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Follow the large hose coming out of the top of the radiator. That should take you to the thermostat housing. You need to place a container under the drain spigot on the radiator and drain a gallon or so of coolant from the radiator so that coolant doesn't run out when you remove the housing. Remove the housing (usually don't need to remove hose) and scrap clean both surfaces of the housing and the block. Take not of the position of the gasket and thermostat you are removing. Replace thermostat, put a small amount of gasket sealing material on both surfaces, put new gasket on and tighten the housing back down. Some engines have a small plug in the housing. You have to remove the plug as you replace coolant back into the motor until you see coolant running out of the hole and then put the plug back in.

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