One flushes a radiator by draining the radiator, rincing the radiator, and then by adding a new coolant. One should remember that the drained coolant is toxic.
In systems that do not have a radiator cap, the coolant is drained by the radiator drain plug. It is filled by adding coolant to the system through the overflow bottle.
The first step in how one can replace a thermostat in a 2001 Cadillac DeVille is to remove the housing which surrounds the old thermostat. The radiator hose will need to be removed and drained and then the thermostat can be removed. Remove the old thermostat gasket and then insert the new thermostat as well as the new gasket. Attach the radiator hose and place the drained fluid back into the radiator filler cap.
To change the thermostat on a 1999 Honda Cr-V the radiator first has to be drained of its coolant. Locate the thermostat and proceed to remove the housing, which will reveal the thermostat inside. Simply remove the old thermostat and insert the new part. Installation is the reverse of the removal.
Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the radiator. Allow the coolant to completely drained out. Replace the drain plug to its original position. Fill the radiator with new coolant.
No, you will not have to drain all the coolant to change the thermostat on a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan. Only the hose that is connected to the thermostat needs to be drained.
Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the top of the engine. There will be 2 bolts once you have drained the radiator you can remove these bolts that hold the waterneck housing down lift it up, and there will be the thermostat. Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the top of the engine. There will be 2 bolts once you have drained the radiator you can remove these bolts that hold the waterneck housing down lift it up, and there will be the thermostat.
This question is not complete. . Need to know if you've replaced radiator, thermostat, hoses etc. Are you asking this question *after* yo checked the thermostat, changed, added or drained the system?
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Unless I have drained the block and radiator, I have filled the radiator from my expansion tank in every vehicle I ever had. If you have drained your radiator and it is cold, take off the cap and fill it that way. If you have drained the engine block and have not change your thermostat, you will need to keep filling your expansion tank until everything is filled back up. I recommend changing your thermostat.
assuming you have water in the radiator and it is not frozen and the electric fans are coming on - then you have a stuck thermostat. Replace it. Drain your coolant and flush the system, replace the thermostat and fill with 50/50 coolant and water.Also check the drained coolant for signs of contaminates like gas or oil, you may need a head gasket.
Remove the drain plug from the bottom of your 2002 Chevy Camaro radiator. Allow the coolant to drain out into a container. When all the coolant is drained out replace the drain plug to its original position. Fill the radiator with new coolant.
drain coolant out of radiator, there is a petcock on the bottom of the radiator. when drained follow lower radiator hose to engine. hose is clamped on an aluminum/plastic thermostat housing held on by 3 studs with nuts on them. remove nuts and remove housing. thermostat will probably be stuck in engine, remove with screwdriver or grab with pliers, caution coolant will run out fast. put new thermostat and gasket in make sure spring on new thermostat is facing TOWARD engine. bolt housing back on close petcock and refill engine through top radiator hose. when full fill radiator and start vehicle. turn on heater and wait until hot air is felt from blower vents. run until normal operating temp is reached. let cool and check radiator level.
To change a thermostat on a 2003 Chevy Impala remove the connectors to the battery, wait for the coolant system to be drained and take out the radiator hose. Remove the thermostat and clean it's component, position the thermostat, put the new gasket on top of the thermostat and put engine oil on the bolts. Attach the radio hose and fill the system with coolant. Put the negative part of the battery cable to the terminal and let the car run for a few minutes before driving.
Before changing the radiator on a 2001 Pontiac Montana the coolant must first be drained. After the drain remove the radiator mounts, fans, and hoses. Pull the radiator upwards.
Not unless you really want to; some will run out when you remove the hose but just catch it in a pan and put it back when finished. Since the long life coolant is very expensive, drain the radiator halfway (or at least below the thermostat level) with a small pump into a clean bucket. It is important that the fluid remains clean, contaminants will ruin the internals of the coolant system over time. When completed put the coolant back in and bleed the system. Hope this helps. "G"
The engine coolant drain plug on a Mitsubishi V6 engine is located on the bottom of the radiator. This allows for coolant to be quickly and easily drained.
If the block and radiator are drained, it will take approximately 4 gallons to refill.
A radiator is held on the mounting brackets. Before removing the radiator on a Toyota Starlet it will need its coolant drained. Remove all the mounting bolts and disconnect the hoses to pull the radiator off.
To remove a radiator from a 1997 Toyota Tacoma the truck needs to be cooled down. The coolant needs to be drained, and loosen the radiator mounts. When everything is loosen remove the radiator.
The thermostat is in the bottom radiator hose housing where it connects to the motor. The radiator needs to be drained, the bottom hose removed, and the housing removed to get to the thermostat. Make sure to clean all old gasket material from the housing, and fit the new thermostat in the proper direction.
To replace the thermostat in a 2002 Toyota Camry the vehicle battery must be disconnected and the engine coolant must be drained. The radiator hose is connected to the thermostat housing and needs to be disconnected. Next, remove all bolts and nuts for the thermostat housing unit. The new housing unit can now be attached along with the parts taken off.
The radiator drain plug on a 2004 Chevy Venture is located at the bottom, left side of the radiator. It allows for the coolant to be quickly drained during maintenance.
The wrong thermostat has been installed, perhaps a winter thermostat for a cold climate when you live in a warm climate. Or maybe the coolant level is low due to a leak. Two possibilities anyway. Make sure you are using the correct thermostat for that vehicle and that it is opening and closing properly((sometimes even a new thermostat can be a bad one)) also check coolant levels,make sure you are using engine coolant in the system and not just plain water only......a minimum mixture of 50% anitfreeze/coolant and 50% water is normal..you can even by the pre-mixed engine coolant from autoparts store.. If your thermostat is operating properly and you have installed a new radiator then the next option is to have the vehicles coolant(water)pump checked to insure it is operating properly...also have the vehicles temperature sensor check to insure it is operating properly... Also since you replaced the thermostat and the radiator you drained the entire system and now you may have air trapped in the system,when the coolant system is filled at the factory and at most garages/dealerships they pull a vacuum on the system until the radiator hoses collapse and then fill the system with engine coolant...this prevents air being in the system which can cause cooling problems as well... I want to add there is a specific way to install a thermostat. It has to be placed in the certain position inside of the inlet. There is a special marking to assist you.
Changing the thermostat on a 2002 Chevrolet 4.8 liter engine is simple to do. First, follow the upper radiator hose to the thermostat. Then drain the radiator hose. After the hose is drained, remove the clamps and bolts holding the thermostat housing in place. Then remove the old thermostat and replace with a new one.