At this point, you can install the new lower radiator hose. . For a listing of all engine Cooling System replacement parts,. I'd fill the coolant tank, and then unscrew the bleeder screw on the thermostat housing about 3 turns until you see coolant run out. Remove the bracket and disconnect the harness See. You will need to use a compass or trace to mark and grind the grooves into the new thermostat with a Dremel tool.
Will also change the water pump in that case. Close the valve once coolant leaks from it. The 2nd time at 38,000 the dealer did nothing! Thanks for the feedback and tip. At this point, set up a drain pan or some other collector directly under the lower radiator hose where it attaches to the radiator at the bottom. Thanks December 22, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check if the thermostat or water pump is failing. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. The 1st time at 32,000 miles the dealer replaced the thermostat.
It is a quick release tab that pulls straight off when the side tabs are pressed in. Yes, the job is easier if you want to risk leaving that fragile coolant pipe and its old o-ring in place and risk having to do this job all over again in zero miles when you find out that jostling the old coolant pipe even slightly caused it to crack at the far end. Instead, you can use two M8 x 100 bolts with two fender washers See. Could this be a stuck thermostat closed and would replacing it solve issue? The car has been to the dealer three times before today and now a 4th time today. Dempsey Avoid engine overheating with a properly working thermostat.
Since it is 2017 and I am purchasing an old model is this something I should worry about? I might also add that if your car is out of warranty, you can find a competent independent shop that will treat you fairly, and price their services both reasonably and honestly. Is this normal for this car. The fan will not run till the coolest in the radiator gets hot enough. I am ok with it, I just hope it doesnt require immediate attention because i dont think this is something that is covered by my warranty. See the two attached pics.
We don't currently have that tech article. You risk 'squeezing' the sealant inside the housing, which then could break off and clog other parts of the cooling system. Step 6 — Remove wiring cover On the side of the engine above the thermostat housing, you'll find a plastic cover that protects a bundle of wires. Thumbs up for the one responsible. The Vanos system requires good oil flow to operate the system. I just recently replaced the radiator and bleed the system.
May the thermostat be stuck on open position? I would get a second opinion if you you have any doubt of the diagnosis. December 15, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check if the sensor was damaged during the thermostat repair. I'd agree that a pressure test with dye is really the best way to diagnose the problem. Im debating on whether I should get a warranty or not, and if i do, they require something to break to be replaced. If your thermostat housing does not have a removable temperature sensor, see.
I'll also notice a small wet spot underneath were the ac run off tube is. Is the radiator hot all over when the fault occurs? System held pressure during test. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Refer to our article on cold air intake installation and remove both the air feed hoses and the airbox itself. It is a great help for me to read your articles. If the system will not hold pressure and there are no external leaks the head gasket may be faulty.
Begin removing the 3, 10mm bolts securing the thermostat housing to the head. All at a great prices too! Pinching the gasket will negate all the work you just performed. July 19, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. For the light, you will have to read fault codes to see why it is on. When pushing the air box base reward, feel with the fingers to be sure the grommets are mounting correctly. Heater core hot on intake only slightly warm when leaving core.
The identifying feature of this housing is the 'angled' temperature sensor the has a 'straight' temperature sensor. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. Loosen and open the screw. We can replace the power steering hoses for much less than the dealer. I suspect your problem is a leaking temperature sending unit.