the thermostat is to the right of the engine, mounted on the right side of the cylinder head. you need a 10 millimeter socket to remove the three mounting bolts. torque for the bolts during reassembly is 7.5 ft. lbs. the housing for the thermostat is a rounded or dome shaped aluminum piece with an upper radiator hose attached to the right of the housing.
Look for a removable housing at the engine end of the upper radiator hose
it is 2.2l
Yes the 2.2 liter 2001 Chevy Cavalier does have an interference engine. This means the valve and pistons share the same space in the engine.
will 2001 2.2 cavalier interchange engine parts with a 2000 cavalier
jUST A THERMOSTAT HOUSING GASKET. mAKE SURE YOU PUT THE NEW THERMOSTAT WITH THE SPRING TOWARD THE ENGINE.
That is referred to as "back dating" and it is illegal at the federal level.
my car has 2
Underneath the top radiator hose where it goes into the top of the engine.
throat on back of water pump 2 bolts
Your 2.2 Liter Chevy engine does not have a cam belt, it has a chain. No regular maintence is required.
You can swap the engine from your 1997 Cavalier 2.2 liter engine to your 2000 Chevy Cavalier. The wiring harness and motor mounts should be in exactly the same.