Open the hood, relieve radiator pressure (make sure coolant is not too hot or you may get burned), Follow large hose from radiator to top of engine where the thermostat housing is, take a channel locks to get the hose clamp off, unbolt thermostat housing, take thermostat out, put new gasket on new thermostat and put in, tighten thermostat housing back on, clamp hose back on, fill up any coolant that you lost, take car for a drive, let it get past the operating temp, watching the thermostat drop back down to operating temp (or temp your thermostat is rated at), shut the vehicle off, open the hood and check for any coolant leaks.
Assuming this is for a 1997 - 2004 model Malibu you will find it easier to complete the job if you remove the throttle body. The throttle body is held on by 3 different 13mm bolts. (There is a fourth nut if you remove the bracket for the throttle cables) The third bolt in the lower right corner of the throttle body is hidden behind the 2 bolt. It is difficult to work with because of the limited room, but a open/closed ended wrench should be fine. There are also two little hose connected to what looks like a heater line, they too are difficult to remove, but a little force will help. With the throttle body unbolted you can move it out of your way (no need to unhook the throttle cables, just unbolt it so you can move it) you should be able to get to the two bolt holding the thermostat housing in place. The instructions above will guide you through the rest. Oh, you may want to also remove the air filter and air filter housing for room. I think the torque specs on the throttle body and thermostat are 18 pounds. Good luck getting the torque wrench to fit, I did the old guess method. As long as there are no leaks afterwards.
Be careful not to destroy your gasket on the throttle body. One less expense. I haven't found it anywhere (book/internet) but I did not have a gasket for the thermostat housing, just a rubber one around the thermostat its self, but the new one came with a replacement.
You may want to your your ODBII scanner to delete the pending "temperature below threshold" check engine light.
Tools Needed for the Job:
- Deep metric socket set
- Standard metric socket set
- Various size flat head and Philips head screw drivers
- Open and closed metric wrenches (sizes 8mm - 15mm)
- New thermostat (195 degree)
- 4 hours
- 12 pack of your favorite beer.
You can't repair an o2 sensor,You'll half to replace it
no repair.... must replace.... $10 US at any parts store
it appears everything to repair on this car is pain in the azz!
This is a very easy repair and very inexpensive...if you do it yourself. You will need 2 things: Thermostat - $5.00, new thermostat gasket - $1.50 if it doesn't come with the thermostat. Will take about an hour if you have never done it before and most of that is getting a couple of things out of the way in order to have access to the thermostat housing...two bolts out, replace the old thermostat and two bolts in...Bam! all done. Make sure you use a torque wrench to proper specs and check for leaks. I recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual for continuing reference. Craig Clark
To replace a thermostat on a 2005 Chrysler Sebring first drain the coolant from the vehicles radiator, the engine must be shut off during this repair. Then follow the main radiator line to the thermostat housing. Remove the housing and replace the thermostat inside. Refill the coolant.
Are you loosing water and if so you will need to pressure test the cooling system. Repair any leaks and replace the thermostat. Then check your cooling fans for proper operation.
i am tryining to learn ho to repair my car
fairly simple to remove and replace. most shops can remove in 30 min or less.
You need to purchase a Haynes Manual for a detailed description of the repair.
They only Head Gasket I had to replace was on a Chevy Malibu 1999. Cost me about $1400
Check coolant level, repair any leaks. Check engine operating temp, replace thermostat if below 190 deg F. Check for proper operation of heater controls and repair as necessary.
what is the cost to repair password for antitheft system chevy malibu 2001?
buy a repair manual at any parts store and it explains it step by step
Yes if you are skilled in auto body repair and have the proper tools and equipment.
fuel systemfor 1998 chevy malibu
The Yamaha outboard thermostat must be exposed in order to be changed. Removing the T cover by unfastening the two bolts will expose the thermostat. Before removing it, look for any debris or damage that needs repair. Lift out the thermostat and replace it.
The labor time to replace a thermostat on your 2000 Olds Intrigue, is about one hour. How much it costs depends on the Hourly Shop Rate at the repair facility that you select. Just ask them what their hourly rate is & that will also be your labor expense. Also, cost of the thermostat, around $15.00.
It would be to your advantage to have a repair shop do the job for you. Purchase a Haynes Manual that is specific to your car and you will see where I am coming from.
R134A refrigerant has to be an exact measurement. Unless you have the proper equipment then it is advisable to have a certified repair shop service the unit for you.
I'm not sure if you have a 04-08 Chevy Malibu, but if you do I've included a link to a how to auto repair video below that will show you exactly how to take the side view mirror off of your car. Hope this helps.
go to autozone.com,enter your vehicles year ,make,engine size,then look up thermostat ,then to right of screen click on repair guide and it will show and tell you.
Either purchase a Haynes Manual that is specific for your car or ask a repair shop for a copy of the routing.
The 2002 Malibu had a factory recall for a defective turn signal relay. Replace and it should work fine. If you can find paper work from GM about the recall, a GM dealership should do it without charge.
Proteins repair and replace cells.