Using the three smaller bolts, hand tighten to hold it in place. There are a few tiny screws that hold the borders of the panel to a different panel. Unclip the electrical connector from the thermostat. Disclaimer: All efforts have been made to keep the information on this site as accurate as possible. First one blew off at the shop as they were bringing it to me. So if you are replacing a leaking expansion reservoir consider it is the thermostat and get that as well. In other words, is it an item that commonly fails? Step 15: Remove the 6 screws that attach the shroud.
One of the hose clamps can be reached from the button of the car with a long screwdriver, the other one can be reached from the top. Two hoses on the front of the thermostat clip on and two in the back are standard hoses with regular hose clamps Unclip the large hose at the front of the thermostat and pull it off. I replace the filter n gasket for trans to. No other symbols come on as your turning key in ignition to start vehicle. Fluid performance can drop about 50% with a 20 degree F rise in temperature.
I then bought the fluid at walmart. Refill the system with a coolant mix normally 50:50 or 30:70 depending on how cold it gets where you are, follow antifreeze instructions fire up the engine and bleed using the two bleed screws located near the expansion bottle. Don't buy the tank from Autohausaz. Be sure to lubricate the water pump o-ring with some fresh coolant prior to installation. I can warm up the car for 5 min then there will not be a problem.
If you are having a really hard time getting to the bolts you can remove the sway bar for more clearance. You would have to learn about such things as an engine block, and where the thermostat is located. Coolant will begin trickling out. Rob January 7, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think you may want to bypass the factory cooler and add the aftermarket model with a higher cooling capacity. You are going to reuse the level sensor in the new tank. I think if i tackle this job again i may remove the pipe work from the power steering pump, i think this will make the job easier although a loss of oil is expected.
Step 23: Once the thermostat housing is removed, the thermostat will be visible. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts prior to removing the alternator belt but don't take them out all the way. Give the thermostat housing a good clean, make sure it is spotless, especially where the pump and thermostat sit. Disconnect the coolant level sensor wire, turn the sensor about half turn and pull it out of the tank. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Remove the expansion tank off the expansion tank mounting plate by pulling up on it.
Thanks for having such a comprehensive website! What I am trying to say is do it now before it is too late. Clickable has been my first option for parts for over 5 years now and has never let me down. Transmission Failsafe kicked in as I entered their parking lot. Step 2: Install the new thermostat housing without the thermostat or the original one if you are not installing a new one. January 20, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Possible faulty sealing O-rings on the cooler or the cooler itself is leaking when hot.
Most times, slips are caused by pressure losses inside the trans, solenoids, seals or clutch leaks. Start by checking fluid level and then running and checking for leaks. Step 16: Loosen the hose clamps on the two hoses attached to the thermostat housing then slide the hoses off. I stopped and let the car cool down then drove another 300 or so kays, warning came back and I parked the car. There are three little latches to turn, and then it should open up. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information.
Step 3: Pour 2 litres of distilled water into each of the containers. Step 14: Install the new thermostat and the new O-ring supplied with it. I also had a cooling leak from the temp sensor oil ring but fix it thank to you other article. Caution must be taken to properly secure your car when working underneath it to avoid injury or death. The repair shop failed to ensure the two lines were clamped. Step 7: Monitor the level of water in the radiator and add as needed until no more water can be added.
Put everything back together in the reverse order. Feel around with your hand for the only item on that side of the engine that looks like a drain bolt similar to the oil drain plug. July 3, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: See if attached image helps. Be sure to work with a cool engine and confirm the cooling system lacks pressure before opening the cooling system. Step 19: Carefully lift the fan out of the car being careful not to damage any of the plastic blades or the radiator on the way out.