I just did it tonight. on my 2000 MT, remove the air cleaner tube, throttle body, the thermostat is just below the throttle body in the aluminum cast housing. two bolts to remove, one was easy the other was a real $%&^!!. It is behind the exhaust cross over tube. Good luck. Took me about 2 hours. TIP - use WD-40 on the air cleaner tubing to get it to go back on the Throttle body. Another persons comments.
From the beginning of automotive design way before the Model T, items that need frequent service must be easily reached for replacement. The position of the Montana and Venture thermostat just violates every rule in design. If you could remove the screws to the casting over the thermostat, on my van there is not enough room to remove the part. This is not the only part like this under the hood of the van. Try the hoses to the heater core tubes.
Most all manuals say "remove the exaust crossover" which is made impossible by a heat shield that has bolts in the back that can not be seen or easily accessed. Oh, there is also a metal water pipe to the heater across the area that keeps the heat shield over the crossover from coming up if you could get it loose. The metal pipe has some brackets and you have to bend it to get out of the way once it is detached from hoses. If the shield comes up then you can access the three stud bolts that attach the crossover to the front manifold. Then there is the intake to the throttle body that probably needs to be removed to get good access. The thermostat also sits facing out where gravity wants to let it drop out while you try to put the casting back on the intake. It goes on and on. I see why this is a 4 hour job for the GM service folks, just for a thermostat!
I have yet to figure out how to replace the thermostat short of cutting out the front section of the heat shield over the crossover pipe.
Where is the thermostat
I was charged $250.00 !
It doesn't matter. A thermostat is a non-serviceable item. If it is bad, you replace it. That probably isn't your problem though.
The thermostat is located in the housing where the top radiator hose connects to the engine. You will have to disconnect the hose and unbolt the housing to get to the thermostat.
You remove the old one and put a new one
where is the thermostat located in a 1999 Toyota Camry located and how do you replace it.
The thermostat is located at the driver side of the engine, under the air intake piping. All the intake stuff must be removed to get to the housing which has two bolts holding it in place. The lower bolt, located under the exhaust pipe, is a Bear to get at! Replace with an OEM part, as SOME of the generic parts won't allow you to get the housing back on without removing the exhaust.
The thermostat is located inside the radiator. Remove the radiator cap and pull the thermostat up. Remember to put the replacement thermostat in the same position push the new thermostat down in the radiator. The O-ring gasket will automatically seal.
it is a 2001 Pontiac Montana that has broken three bealts so far I need to know what pully I will need to replace?
To replace the brake light on a 2000 Pontiac Montana open the trunk to reveal the housing units. Find the lights and pull the bulbs out. Replace the units.