How do you test the thermostat on a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus?
Any vehicle. Start it cold. Feel the upper and lower hoses as the engine warms up. If the hoses warm up the same time it's stuck open. One should get hot and the other stay colder until the engine reaches normal temp. Around 195f. Then the thermostat opens and the other will get hot. If the engine starts to over heat and one hose is still fairly cold it is stuck closed.
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At the engine end of the upper rad hose. when replacing it make sure the spring goes toward the engine. You can check you old one by putting it in a pan of hot water on the st…ove with a thermometer and watch if it pops open at the correct rated temperature. Might save you some money if it's working properly.
\n. \n Answer \n. \nIn my 2000 4cly 2.4l is was the easiest thing in the world. There are in a line across the front. 1-2-3-4 Left to Right. You will need a deep socket …with the rubber thing inside so the sparkplug doesn't fall out of the socket after you have loosened them and need to lift them out of the hole. You don't not have to take any manifold off, just gently pull the rubber plug boots off the spark plugs. The order of the boots is important. Label them or just do one at a time.\n. \nin my 1999 the front 3 are easy, take the boots off, and take em out. the back 3, this is fun, u have to take off the upper intake manifold just to reach them. they are under the manifold. it gets pretty easy when you mess up and have to redo it 4 times, lol.
I do not work on chryslers but a common sense thing to do is follow your radiator hose to the gooseneck (thermostat housing- where the radiator hose meets the block) and therm…ostats are located in that housing. Usually 3-4 bolts and a gasket. O ya pus a small fluid surprise.
You remove the left front tire, the left fender liner, and then can remove the battery.
Usually the thermostat can be located by following the top radiatorhose to the engine and it would be right there, fastened bypossibly two bolts to the intake. That is correct… for the four cylinder. On the six, it is under thehousing where the lower radiator hose hooks to the engine.
The Cirrus did not have the 2.7L. On the 2.7L it is under thehousing where the lower radiator hose hooks to the engine.
Remove left front wheel, remove inner fender well, remove battery.
If it is the v6, you might want to just get another car. But if you just have to know...... I would pull the engine and tranny together. Remove the radiator and fan assembly…. Remove the ac compressor ...disconnect the wiring harness from fans, outdoor temp, driver's side fog light, tranny control and whatever else you see in the front. remove the wheels and pull the axles. remove hoses from the rack and pinion. undo exhaust manifold in the rear. disconnect o2 sensor. Plan on replacing all of the motor mounts. Don't be disappointed, when you may have to replace lower control arms just to replace lower ball joints. Basically, you're looking at one full day of getting it out. Don't try to do the 95-97 swap into your car; eventhough, the 2.5 is a 2.5 with the exception of a few sensors. Replace the valve cover gaskets while it's out and maybe a tune up as well. If someone tells you that they are a great mechanic and will do it for less than $600, expect to be looking for someone else to finish the job. The cloud series cars are good as long as they are running but Daimler spent too much time perfecting the art of putting a big engine a mid size car....
On the four cylinder it is under the housing where the upperradiator hose hooks to the engine. On the six cylinder it is underthe housing where the lower radiator hose hooks t…o the engine.
gasoline, regular unleaded.
4 cylinder : under upper radiator hose fitting on engine. 6 cylinder : under the housing that lower hose hooks to.
It is inside the passenger side of the engine, driven by the timingbelt.
Are you sure you mean 2002 Chrysler Cirrus -- they quit making the Cirrus in 2000. It is now a Sebring
Front of engine, behind the engine mount bracket.
You take the old one out and put a new one in.
4 cylinder : under upper radiator hose fitting on engine. 6 cylinder : under the housing that lower hose hooks to. 4 cylinder : under upper radiator hose fitting on engine. 6… cylinder : under the housing that lower hose hooks to.