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Leaking Antifreeze i have a water leak below the thermostat housing.Not sure if thereis a second thermostat gasket or if it is the intake gasket leaking.

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Are you getting water in the oil?
Are you burning white smoke?

Depending on the moter size, it could be an intake gasket leaking as well.

2.0 has thermostat mounted to head and hose to Radiator, 2.4 has thermostat below radiator cap.

Best thing to do is have Radiator pressure test done and see where the leak is for sure. There are dyes that you can add to the radiator and you can see leaks with UV light.

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: where is the thermostat located on a 2002 buick century custom


For 2002 Buick Century 3.1L SFI OHV 6cyl

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Fig. The thermostat on this 3.1L is mounted horizontally and uses an offset housing/water outlet

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Partially drain the cooling system into a suitable container, to a level below the thermostat.
  3. It is usually possible to leave the radiator hose attached and simply remove the thermostat housing (also called a water outlet) and flex the radiator hose enough to service the thermostat. It is good practice, however, to remove the radiator hose so the thermostat housing can be given a thorough cleaning. Debris on the thermostat housing sealing surface can cause leaks.
  4. Some applications may have electrical connections to sensors which mount in the thermostat housing. Use care when detaching these connectors.
  5. Unfasten the thermostat housing bolts and remove the housing.
  6. Remove the thermostat by simply pulling out. Discard the gasket.
To install:
  1. Clean all parts well. Make sure the sealing surfaces on both the thermostat housing gasket flange and the intake manifold are clean and free of corrosion damage. It is good practice to run a thread cutting tap or a clean bolt into the threaded holes in the manifold to clean out old sealer and dirt. The threads should be clean so the thermostat cover clamps the gasket evenly at assembly.
  2. Position the thermostat in the intake manifold. Make sure it is seated.
  3. Position a new gasket over the thermostat. If no gasket is used, apply a 0.125 in. (3mm) bead of RTV sealer to the thermostat housing and install the housing. Lightly lubricate the bolts with clean engine oil. Torque to 18-20 ft. lbs. (23-27 Nm).
  4. If removed, attach the radiator hose to the thermostat housing.
  5. Refill the engine with the proper mix of DEX-COOL®and water. Connect the negative battery cable, start the engine and check for leaks.

Good luck (remember to rate this answer).

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How do i change my thermostat..i need a diagram and pictures if available


Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5929960-s_thermostat . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need , please get back to me with any questions.

specific instructions and picture below.

Drain the radiator until the coolant is below the thermostat level (below the level of the intake manifold).

  1. Remove the water outlet elbow assembly from the engine. Remove the thermostat from the engine, or, on the 4.8L, from inside the adapter elbow.

To install:
  1. Clean the gasket surfaces on the water outlet elbow and the intake manifold. Use a new gasket when installing the elbow to the manifold.
  2. Install the new thermostat making sure the spring side is inserted into the engine, or, on the 4.8L, downward into the thermostat housing. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). On the 4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L tighten the studs to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). On the 7.4L tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
  3. Refill the cooling system. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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My 1995 Mercury Sable started overheating, and I thought it might be the thermostat. I replaced the thermostat and gasket, making sure to clean all of the old gasket from the housing and the head, I...


Is this the only place it leaks. These cars are notorious for head gasket & intake gasket leaks. Have the coolant system pressure tested for any other leaks. You also may have cracked the thermostat housing when the thermostat was not seated properly. Check the flow rate through the rad. The rad may be blocking up or the water pump impellor may be loose in the water pump. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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DRAIN COOLANT LEVEL DOWN BELOW THERMOSTAT.PLACE DRAIN PAN UNDER VECHICLE TO CATCH ANTIFREEZE.WHEN DONE PUT ANTIFREEZE SAFE PLACE FROM KIDS AND ANIMALS.WHEN DONE DRAINING SOME ANTIFREEZE.FOLLOW RADIATOR HOSE TO TOP OF INTAKE TO THERMOSTAT HOUSING. LOOSEN HOSE CLAMP REMOVE RADIATOR HOSE FROM THERMOSTAT HOUSING.THEN LOOSEN HOUSING BOLTS.REMOVE THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND THERMOSTAT.CLEAN BOTH THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING SURFACE AND INTAKE SURFACE YOU CAN USE ACETATE OR BRAKE CLEANER AND SCOTCH BRITES ROLL OF CLEAN PAPER TOWEL. AFTER CLEANING HOUSING AND INTAKE SURFACE MAKE SURFACE CLEAN SMOOTH FROM THE DEBRIS WHEN DONE. TAKE THERMOSTAT PUT GASKET SEALER ON BOTH SIDES OF GASKET PUT GASKET TO THERMOSTAT HOUSING MAKE SURE GASKET AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING HOLES ALIGN CORRECTLY.NOW PLACE NEW THERMOSTAT IN PLACE IN THE INTAKE.MAKE SURE THERMOSTAT SPRING END GOES TOWARD ENGINE FACING DOWN.THEN INSTALL THERMOSTAT HOUSING WITH GASKET TO THE INTAKE.TORQUE THERMOSTAT HOUSING BOLTS TO 20 FT LBS.WAIT 1 HOUR BEFORE POURING ANTIFREEZE BACK IN THE COOLANT SYSTEM GIVE THERMOSTAT GASKET SEALER LITTLE TIME TO CURE.SO YOU WONT HAVE COOLANT LEAKS.NOW IF THERMOSTAT HAS THE LARGE O- RING ON IT YOU DONT HAVE A THERMOSTAT HOUSING GASKET THE THERMOSTAT O- RING IS THE SEAL THAT HOLDS COOLANT INSTEAD OF GASKET.WHEN THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING IN PLACE.INSTALL RADIATOR HOSE TO THERMOSTAT HOUSING TIGHTEN HOSE CLAMP.THEN FILL RADIATOR BACK UP WITH THE COOLANT YOU DRAIN OUT.START VECHICLE UP. THEN CHECK FOR LEAKS.

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How to install thermastat in 1500 chevy pickup 1994


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Gasoline Engines
CAUTION
Never open, service or drain the radiator or
cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant.
Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are
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  1. Drain the radiator until the coolant is below the thermostat level (below
    the level of the intake manifold).
  2. Remove the water outlet elbow assembly from the engine. Remove the
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  3. Clean the gasket surfaces on the water outlet elbow and the intake manifold.
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  4. Install the new thermostat making sure the spring side is inserted into the
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    the studs to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). On the 7.4L tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs.
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  5. Refill the cooling system. Start the engine and check for leaks.





    Fig. 1: Remove the thermostat housing bolts
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    Fig. 2: Remove the thermostat housing from the engine
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    Fig. 3: Remove the thermostat from the housing
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    Fig. 4: Thermostat housing - 4.3L engines
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    Fig. 5: Thermostat housing - 4.8L engines
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    Fig. 6: Thermostat housing - 5.0L and 5.7L engines
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    Fig. 7: Thermostat housing - 7.4L engines, R/V series
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    Fig. 8: Thermostat housing - 7.4L engines C/K series
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1988-95 MODELS

  1. Remove the upper fan shroud.
  2. Drain the cooling system to a point below the thermostat.





    Fig. 9: Thermostat housing - 6.2L engines, R/V series
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    Fig. 10: Thermostat housing - 6.2L and 6.5L diesel engines -
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  3. Remove the engine oil dipstick tube brace and the oil fill brace.
  4. Remove the upper radiator hose.
  5. Remove the water outlet.
  6. Remove the thermostat and gasket.
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  8. Use a new gasket coated with sealer, Make sure that the spring end of the
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  1. Drain the cooling system to a point below the thermostat.
  2. Disconnect the upper radiator (inlet) hose from the thermostat outlet.
  3. Ufasten the thermostat housing bolt and stud, then remove the housing.
  4. Remove the gasket and the thermostat.
  5. Clean any remaining gasket from the thermostat hosing mating surfaces.





    Fig. 11: Exploded view of the thermostat assembly components
    1996-98 diesel engines
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    To install:

  6. Place the thermostat into position in the housing, then install the gasket.
  7. Install the thermostat housing, the bolt and the stud. Tighten the bolt and
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  8. Attach the upper radiator (inlet) hose to the thermostat outlet.
  9. Fill the cooling system.
  10. Start the engine with the radiator cap still removed, until the upper
    radiator hose is hot (this means the thermostat is open).
  11. With the engine idling, add coolant until the coolant level reaches the
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  12. Instal the radiator cap making sure the arrows line up with the overflow
    tube and check for coolant leaks.


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