Allow the engine to cool off so you can work with out getting burned, and the bolts might have a tendency to seize in the aluminum if the engine is too warm. Remove the air intake hose from the throttle body and the air cleaner housing. Pull the hose out of the overflow tank, then remove the radiator cap and .Drain the coolant from the radiator so that it is below the level of the exhaust cross over pipe on that end of the engine. The drain valve is a white plastic fitting that is on the side of the bottom part of the radiator, There is a special tool to loosen it, but I successfully use my pliers with out damaging anything. if the coolant is rusty or you think it is time to be changed, you would drain it completely. You would also remove the bottom radiator hose to let more coolant out of the engine. Your also doing all this draining into an appropriate container to prevent contamination of the shop floor or the ground out side if that's where tour working. Antifreeze is attractive because it has a sweet smell, and it is poisoness to all animals like cats and dogs and children if it is drained out recklessly. The thermostat housing has the top radiator hose connected to it, and I find it easiest to remove that hose from the hiusing, the it is one less thing in the way. Youy can also fold and tie back that hose to keep it out of your way. The recommendation is to remove the exhaust cross over pipe, but I have changed mine two times with out removing that pipe. It is probably more difficult to remove the housing, but I prefer to do it that way, because it is one less set of gaskets to buy and make sure are installed correctrly. Once you have the two bolts out of the thermostat housing, you may have to tap lightly on the housing to break it loose. Once you have the cap off the thermostat will probably still be in the casting on the motor, and you'll need to pull it and the rubber gasket out before you can clean the housing up a little to remove any scale that might be there. The proper thermostat has a fused link that literally designed to melt the first time the engine over heats. On my vehicle the colant fans didn't start soon enough to keep the temperature down and the engine got hot enough to over heat the thermostat. it didn't get hot enough to damage the engine, but it did get hot enough to destroy that fused link, so I had to do it two times and the second time I used the cheaper thermostat with no ill effects. Of course that one costs about $32.00 and the same size and everthing else with out that feature is about $17.00, so that is the one I used the second time. Install the new thermostat and gasket, and hold the housing in place while you get the bolts in and snugged up. Be sure to have the housing sitting nice and flat before you tighten the bolts, because it is not unheard of to actually break the housing if everything is not in place corectly before you tighten the bolts. Replace the rad hoses, and close the drain valve. Fill the rad full, then re-install the air intake rubber duct to the air cleaner and the throttle body. This will give the coolant time to settle down and begin letting air escape from the engine. Keep a watch on that coolant level and keep topping it off until the level doesn't drop anymore. Run the engine for half a minute or so, and you will see the coolant level drop some more, so you top it up yet again. Now you replace the Rad cap and run the engine until it warms up to operating temperature. While your watching this you would replace the hose into the overflow tank and fill the tank about half full. Once the engine has warmed up and you have checked and corectred any leaks, you shut off the engine and let it cool off. You are looking for the coolant level to drop in the over flow tank, and you need to add more if it looks as it is going to emoty completely. After all that you top up the overflow tank and that's it you are finished.
how do u find and replace a 92 acura legend thermostat
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If this is a 2.8 V6 the thermostat is located on the front of the engine. Ask 'Where is the thermostat located on a 1995 Audi A6?' on this site and you'll find someone has done a great job of explaining how to find and replace the thermostat.
In the old days, all you had to do was follow the top radiator hose to the engine. That was where the thermostat was located.
You can find the 1997 Nissan Maxima thermostat on the front of the engine. You can follow the top radiator hose directly to the thermostat housing.
follow the top radiator hose to the motor the hose is clamped to the thermostat housing remove the housing and you will find your thermostat
follow the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing
where the lower radiator hose attaches to the engine block you will find a housing with several bolts to remove them and you will find your thermostat.
Thermostat is on the back of the cyl head up at the bulkhead, follow top rad hose back and you will find thermostat housing.
Where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine, you will find the thermostat.
The thermostat is located behind the alternator. You can find instructions on Auto Zone's web site.
Where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine you will find the thermostat.
Replacing the thermostat on a 1996 Grand Marquis is not very hard. First, follow the upper radiator hose to find the thermostat. Then disconnect the hose and drain it. After the hose is drained, remove the bolts holing the thermostat housing in place. Take the old thermostat out and replace with a new one.
Replacing a thermostat on a 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass is very easy to do. First you will find the thermostat by following the upper radiator hose. It is under the exhaust crossover. The thermostat has two 13 mm bolts holding it in place. Take the bolts off to remove the thermostat and replace with a new one.
The thermostat is located where the hose leaves the engine to go to the top of the radiator. You unscrew the bolts holding the hose mounting to the engine. There you find the thermostat.
Where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine, you will find the thermostat under the housing.
When changing the thermostat on a Nissan 300zx first drain the coolant from the engine. Then find the lower coolant hose on the radiator. Trace the hose to the thermostat housing. Remove the housing to uncover the thermostat and replace the unit with a new thermostat.
You can find it inside of water outlet (there is a hose connecting the outlet and the radiator). You will have disassemble outlet if you want to gain access to the thermostat.
This is, quite possibly, the hardest thing to find on the internet.
if its where i found mine on my 92' 3800se, you should find it between the upper radiator hose assybly and the engine block on the drivers side, its less than 6" from the air intake and filter assy. there should only be two bolts holding it on (10mm socket requiered). autozone: $5 get the gasket too its $0.99......
find the top radiator hose, follow it to the motor take the housing off that the hose is connected too and the thermostat will be there remove the old one and replace with the new and replace the housing and hose
how do you get the throttle body off so I can reach the thermostat house to replace the thermostat? Does the exhaust shield also need to come off? I have removed one bolt and two nuts on the throttle housing, are there more ? I can't find them.
Following the hose that leaves the Radiator , usually on the right ( driver's ) side, you will find it connects to a section at the engine: this connection is where you access the Thermostat.
Drain all the coolant from the radiator. Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the engine. Remove the aluminum thermostat housing. Should be held in place with 2 bolts. There you will find the thermostat.