Do you have to remove the alternator to replace the thermostat in a Dodge Durango?
you shouldn't just follow your coolant hose
To replace the thermostat on a Chrysler Pacifica, first locate the thermostat housing just behind the alternator. Remove the two bolts holding this on, then remove the old thermostat. Replace with a new thermostat and thermostat gasket. The put the bolts back in and tighten down. Make sure to check the antifreeze levels after this project.
These are instructions for a V8 Durango. You first remove the thermostat housing. Follow the upper radiator hose to where it heads into the engine vertically. This job is much easier if you remove the alternator and the upper alternator support bracket first. Squeeze the spring clamp on the radiator hose and pull the hose off. If you can't remove it, you may have to cut the rubber and shorten or replace the hose later…
You have to remove the alternator and the oil dipstick tube (put a plug in the dipstick hole to keep antifreeze from getting in the oil) then remove 3 bolts from the thermostat housing (on the side of the block behind the alternator) put the new thermostat in with the spring entering inward (into the block) and with the air bleed hole straight upward and re-install alternator etc. in reverse order of removal.
The thermostat is behind the alternator. You will likely need to remove the alternator to get the thermostat out. Boosted96GSX's Response: It is near the alternator which is located on the passenger side of the car, no the alternator does not need to be removed. It is held onto the block by a plastic housing and 2 10mm bolts. Remove the coolant hose and then remove the the housing bolts, swap thermostats out and replace…
the thermostat is located behind the alternator on the front of your engine block. you might need to remove the alternator unless you have small hands then just squeeze in there with either a hex wrench or socket and open the plastic housing up and pull the old thermostat out and replace it with the new thermostat and gasket.
There are two different ways to do this, trust me I know I just did the same thing on my van. The hard way is remove the alternator and a small hose and then just remove the thermostat housing and there you go. But this way it is hard to remove the bolts that hold the thermostat housing on, and also you can't see the bolts you have feel around The easy way you still…
If you look down on the radiator, on the left side, there is a larrge hose coming out of the radiator toward the engine. Where the hose ends there is a housing with 2 bolts. The Thermostat is found under that. Remove the 2 bolts an replace the thermostat. Unles your arms are very long and thin, you will probably need to do this from under the car.
# Disconnect neagative battery cable # Remove the air cleaner,tagging all hoses as they are removed # Drain cooling system until level is below the thermostat # Disconnect the upper radiator hoses from the thermostat housing # Remove the thermostat housing bolts and separate the housing from the engine.On some models the alternator mounting bracket will have to be disconnected first # Lift housing off and remove the thermostat