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Old 01-23-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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Anyone have some instructions for me?
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drain the cooling system enough to change the thremostat without getting coolant anywere... remove the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing... remove the thermostat housing... remove old thermostat and install new... install the thermostat housing... hook the upper radiator hose back up... refill the cooling system
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i also need to know what tools i need, if any.
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ur gonna need a set of sockets with a ratchet... i dunno what size the bolts holding the housing are (i think i heard somebody on here say it was a 10mm)... and ur probly gonna need some pliers to get the clamp off the upper radiator hose
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If you need instructions for basics like this, you should definitely own at least a Haynes manual. You'd be better off owning a factory manual. A manual will have step by step instructions for performing just about any repair or maintanence.
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yep u should get a service manual
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I am one who normally take my car to the shop. I never actually tried doing my own mechanical work. But, since I own a car without a warranty, I am trying to learn these things. I can actually say that I know how to put an altornator on and the belt, change my oil/filter put on an belt o2 sensor, change brakes for the front, install wiper blades, wash a car and pump gas
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the service manual will cost about $25 and its well worth it
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how many cases of coolant do i need?
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anybody?
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