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Need hints on removal of motor oil drain plug for 2005 750cc shad

Do not have a motorcycle lift, and the coolant hose is in the way for ratchet use, have cut down a socket, still unable to turn, was going to lift bike with tractor but too much plastic, breakable stuff on front end. have not seen any comments about this being problem for anyone, also some sort of steel nub sticks out near nut (don't know the purpose of this) making difficult to place a 17mm wrench on it. thanks for suggestions

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I have a 2004 VLX Deluxe and I just use a 17mm closed end wrench with the bike standing straight up. Get someone to hold the bike up for you while you remove it and then lay it over on the kickstand to drain more completely. Do the oil filter with it straight up too for more clearance.

If you need a little more under clearance park the bike on a few pieces of 2x6 cut with a saw set at 45%. Use a scrap in the right position for the kickstand too.

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Wrench is how i do it every time. what are are you from, maybe I can show or help you?

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Do you have to remove the timing belt to replace the water pump on a 1999 mercury mystique gs 2.0L


  • 1 Open the hood and disconnect the negative cable terminal from the battery using a wrench. This is the cable connected to the post with the negative sign next to it.
  • 2 Place a large drain pan under the radiator, open the radiator drain valve and loosen the radiator cap. Allow all the coolant to drain from the radiator and then close the radiator valve. Remove the drain pan from under the vehicle and cover it if you plan to reuse it later.
  • 3 Unfasten the two bolts from the top engine cover, which shields the water pump pulley. Use a ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. When removing the cover detach the crankcase ventilation tube from the edge of the cover by hand.
  • 4 Raise the front of your car with a floor jack, support it with two jack stands and chock the rear wheels with a couple of wooden blocks.
  • 5 Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise using a breaker bar with a 3/8-inch driver. Insert the breaker bar driver in the square hole of the belt tensioner. Hold the belt tensioner in the release position and lift the drive belt from the pulleys. Slowly release the belt tensioner to its original position.
  • 6 Loosen the clamps holding the two hoses to the water pump using a Phillips-head screwdriver and detach the hoses from the water pump.
  • 7 Unfasten the three bolts that hold the water pump and housing assembly to the engine using a ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. Remove the water pump from the engine.
  • 8 Unfasten the water pump body from the water pump housing bolts using the ratchet and socket.
  • Installing the water pump. 9 Remove old gasket traces from the mating surface of the water pump housing using a plastic scraper. Install a new water pump gasket following the instructions of the new pump manufacturer.
  • 10P osition the new water pump in place over the housing and install the mounting bolts by hand. Tighten the bolts to 18 foot-pounds using a torque wrench and a socket.
  • 11 Place the water pump assembly in position on the engine of your Mercury Mystique and install the new bolts (part number W701544) by hand. Tighten the bolts to 13 foot-pounds using the torque wrench, short ratchet extension and socket.
  • 12 Rotate the three water pump assembly bolts clockwise an additional 95 degrees using the socket, short ratchet extension and a degree wheel.
  • 13 Attach the two hoses to the water pump and tighten the hose clamps with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Reinstall the drive belt using the breaker bar.
  • 14 Lower your Mercury Mystique off the jack stands.
  • 15 Replace the top engine cover with the ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. Refill the radiator with coolant and tighten the radiator cap.
  • 16 Connect the battery cable to the negative battery post using the wrench. Start the engine, check for coolant leaks around the water pump and add more coolant to the radiator, if necessary.

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How to replace a thermostat


  • 1Open the hood and place a drain pan under the radiator drain valve.

  • 2Remove the radiator cap.
  • 3Open the radiator valve and let the coolant from the radiator drain.
  • 4Close the radiator valve once the coolant has finished draining.
  • 5Raise the front of the vehicle using a floor jack and safely support it on two jack stands.
  • 6Remove the engine under cover using a wrench or ratchet and socket.
  • 7Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the thermostat housing on the engine side using a pair of rib joint pliers, Phillips screwdriver or ratchet and socket, depending on type of clamp used on your particular model.
  • 8Unscrew the two thermostat housing mounting bolts using a ratchet and socket.
  • 9Remove the thermostat housing and thermostat unit from the vehicle.
Installing the Thermostat
  • 1Clean the thermostat housing and engine mating surfaces using a soft brush to avoid damaging the surfaces.
  • 2Set the new thermostat in place along with a new rubber ring. Make sure the thermostat spring points towards the engine and the jiggle pin faces upward.
  • 3Install the thermostat housing and start the two mounting bolts by hand to avoid damage to the threads.
  • 4Tighten the bolts using a ratchet and socket.
  • 5Install the lower radiator hose on the thermostat housing and tighten the clamp using a pair of rib joint pliers, Phillips screwdriver or ratchet and socket, depending on type of clamp used on your particular model.
  • 6Replace the engine under cover using a ratchet and socket.
  • 7Lower the vehicle.
  • 8Refill the cooling system with 50 percent water and 50 percent new anti-freeze. Pour the coolant through the radiator neck using a funnel if necessary.
  • 9Replace the radiator cap.
  • 10Refill the coolant reservoir with coolant, bringing the level between the Low and Full marks.
  • 11Start the engine and let it idle for about three minutes to bring the engine to operating temperature.
  • 12Check the coolant reservoir level and add if necessary to bring the level between the Low and Full marks.

    13Turn off the engine.

Oct 18, 2011 | 1999 Subaru Forester

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I have a 2000 Montana, Pontiac and I want to replace the heater hose but I can't get to it from the front. What can I do? Thanks, Jim


Take the air filter hose and cover off, then remove the coil pack, there are two bolts in front that takes a 10mm socket and then two more bolts on the back side down by the exhaust manifold, they take a 13mm socket, short extension and ratchet to get to. Mark the front three spark plug wires and remove them, remove the electrical connectors from the coil pack and then you can lift it up and lay it dowm on the exhaust manifold, this will give you access from there also. Remove the clamps, and then just cut the hoses off or you'll be there all day tryin to get them loose. Besides you were going to replace them anyway. Becareful of the Tee's, they usually get rotten and don't take much to break them.

Feb 02, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

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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.
Good Luck and if this helps don't forget to vote.

Jan 15, 2011 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Van is overheating


most likley you need to replace the thermostat. but check to make sure your fan is comming on to cool the motor down first check all fuses. under dash and under the hood.


  • 1

    Place a catch pan under the drain valve of your Venture radiator.

  • 2

    Open the radiator valve and drain at least 2 quarts of coolant. Then close the drain valve.

  • 3

    Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly from the top of the engine to gain access to thev thermostat housing. Use a screwdriver and a ratchet and socket if necessary.

  • 4

    Disconnect the crossover exhaust pipe using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.

  • 5

    Follow the upper radiator hose towards the engine to locate the thermostat housing.

  • 6

    Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing. Use a pair of rib joint pliers to loosen the clamp, and then slip it off the thermostat housing towards the radiator. Other Venture models may use a worm clamp type, which you can remove using a standard screwdriver or ratchet and socket.

  • 7

    Remove the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing by carefully twisting and pulling the hose off the fitting.

  • 8

    Unscrew the two mounting bolts from the thermostat housing using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket. Detach the thermostat housing from the engine.

  • 9

    Note the exact position of the thermostat so that you install the new one the same way. Then remove the thermostat and gasket.

  • Install the New Thermostat
  • 1

    Apply a light coat of room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) sealer to the threads of the thermostat housing bolts.

  • 2

    Set the new thermostat and new gasket in place.

  • 3

    Set the thermostat housing in place and start the two mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the bolts using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.

  • 4

    Connect the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing.

  • 5

    Tighten the upper radiator clamp over the thermostat housing using the rib joint pliers, standard screwdriver or ratchet and socket.

  • 6

    Connect the crossover exhaust pipe using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.

  • 7

    Install the air cleaner and duct assembly using the screwdriver or ratchet and socket.

  • 8

    Add coolant to the radiator using a 50/50 mixture of distilled water and anti-freeze.

  • 9

    Start the engine and check the upper radiator hose and thermostat housing for leaks

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    here's the procedure on how to replace water pump of your car

  • 1 Turn the belt tensioner pulley counterclockwise on the 3.4L modeal. Use a breaker bar and a socket to rotate the center bolt on the tensioner pulley. If you have a 3.5L engine model, turn the pulley clockwise.

  • 2 Slide the drive belt off the steering pump pulley.
  • 3 Detach the black ground cable from the battery using a wrench.
  • 4 Position a drain pan under the car in the direction of the steering pump hoses.
  • 5 Move any wire brackets near the steering pump out of the way using a wrench or ratchet and socket, if necessary.
  • 6 Disconnect the return hose from the power steering pump by loosening the clamp at the steering pump using a ratchet and socket. Then pull the hose off the pump and let the steering fluid drain into the pan.
  • 7 Detach the pressure hose from the steering pump by unscrewing the retaining nut at the pump using a tube wrench. Let the steering fluid drain on the pan.
  • 8 Unscrew the steering-pump mounting bolts using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
  • 9 Lift the power steering pump off the engine compartment.
  • Install the New Steering Pump
  • 1 Position the new steering pump in place and start the mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the bolts using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
  • 2 Attach the pressure hose to the steering pump by starting the retaining nut by hand. Then tighten the nut using the tube wrench.
  • 3 Connect the return hose to the steering pump. Then tighten the clamp using the ratchet and socket.
  • 4 Reinstall any wire brackets you had to remove using a wrench or ratchet and socket.
  • 5 Connect the black ground cable to the battery using a wrench.
  • 6 Install the drive belt by turning the tensioner pulley counterclockwise using the breaker bar and socket. Then slide the belt over the steering pump pulley. If you have the Aztek 3.5L engine, turn the tensioner pulley clockwise.
  • 7 Reinstall any wire brackets you had to remove form near the steering pump using the wrench or ratchet and socket.
  • 8 Connect the black, ground cable to the battery using a wrench.
  • Bleed the Power Steering System
  • 1 Refill the steering fluid reservoir with new steering fluid. Make sure the level reaches the Full Cold mark on the reservoir.
  • 2 Raise the front of the vehicle using a floor jack until the front tires are off the ground. Then support the car on 2 jack stands.
  • 3 Turn the ignition key to the On position but do not start the engine.
  • 4 Turn the steering wheel fully from left to right 15 times.
  • 5 Check the fluid level in the steering reservoir and add if necessary.
  • 6 Lower the vehicle and start the engine. Turn the steering wheel and listen for steering noises. If you hear noises while turning the steering wheel, repeat steps 2 through 5 of the bleeding procedure to get rid of the air in the steering system. Turn off the engine.

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    Where is thermostat


    Hi this is a big job and not the kind of job a novice can do below is the instructions on removing and refitting the thermostat

      Remove the Thermostat
    1. 1 Place a catch pan under the drain valve of your Venture radiator.
    2. 2 Open the radiator valve and drain at least 2 quarts of coolant. Then close the drain valve.
    3. 3 Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly from the top of the engine to gain access to the thermostat housing. Use a screwdriver and a ratchet and socket if necessary.
    4. 4 Disconnect the crossover exhaust pipe using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
    5. 5 Follow the upper radiator hose towards the engine to locate the thermostat housing.
    6. 6 Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing. Use a pair of rib joint pliers to loosen the clamp, and then slip it off the thermostat housing towards the radiator. Other Venture models may use a worm clamp type, which you can remove using a standard screwdriver or ratchet and socket.
    7. 7 Remove the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing by carefully twisting and pulling the hose off the fitting.
    8. 8 Unscrew the two mounting bolts from the thermostat housing using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket. Detach the thermostat housing from the engine.
    9. 9 Note the exact position of the thermostat so that you install the new one the same way. Then remove the thermostat and gasket.
    10. Install the New Thermostat
    11. 1 Apply a light coat of room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) sealer to the threads of the thermostat housing bolts.
    12. 2 Set the new thermostat and new gasket in place.
    13. 3 Set the thermostat housing in place and start the two mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the bolts using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
    14. 4 Connect the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing.
    15. 5 Tighten the upper radiator clamp over the thermostat housing using the rib joint pliers, standard screwdriver or ratchet and socket.
    16. 6 Connect the crossover exhaust pipe using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
    17. 7 Install the air cleaner and duct assembly using the screwdriver or ratchet and socket.
    18. 8 Add coolant to the radiator using a 50/50 mixture of distilled water and anti-freeze.
    19. 9 Start the engine and check the upper radiator hose and thermostat housing for leaks.

    if your doing the job yourself then just take your time and remember where all the bolts you undo come from as putting them back in correct order can be a nightmare.

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    • 3.0 SOHC.
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    • REMOVE AIR CLEANER ASSEMBLY.
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    • REMOVE EGR VALVE.
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    How to remove a radiator from 2001 dodge grand caravan


    Allow the engine to cool completely prior to working on the car. Place a drain pan underneath the radiator. Crawl underneath the van and locate the white petcock at the base of the radiator. Loosen it using your hands and allow the coolant to pour out into the pan and then open the radiator cap at the top of the radiator using your hands.

    Remove the air intake tubing using the flathead screwdriver and set it to the side. Then mark the perimeter of the hood latch with a paint marker. Unbolt the latch from the upper radiator support using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. When it comes time to reassemble the engine, align the latch with the marks you made with the paint marker to ensure proper alignment with the hood.

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    instructions

    Things You'll Need:
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    New fuel pump
    Flat head screwdriver
    Ratchet and socket
    The assistance of a friend (only when you are ready to remove the back seat)
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    1

    Locate the fuse panel under the hood of your vehicle, then open it and remove the fuel pump fuse with your hands.
    2

    Start your car and allow the fuel system to depressurize by allowing the car to idle until the engine dies.
    3

    Reinstall the fuse, then disconnect the battery with a ratchet and socket. Drain the gas from the gas tank with a siphoning kit.
    4

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    5

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    6

    Reach directly into the gas tank, then remove the fuel filter using two adjustable wrenches, placing one on either side of the fuel filter. You will recognize the fuel filter by its filtering paper cartridges.
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