Mechanics

CHRYSLER LHS THERMOSTAT PROBLEM

2001 Chrysler LHS • 120,000 miles

Temp gage occationaly rises and heat stops getting hot unless driving at high speed
I think it may be my thermostat, how would I change it.
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February 8, 2013.




REMOVAL

WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE PRESSURE CAP WITH THE SYSTEM NOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.

Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal.
Drain cooling system.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Disconnect electrical connectors from engine oil and power steering pressure switches.
Disconnect radiator and heater hoses from thermostat housing.

Remove thermostat housing bolts.
Remove housing, thermostat, and gasket.
INSTALLATION
Clean gasket sealing surfaces.
Install thermostat and gasket into thermostat housing. For ease of installation, install bolts in housing for thermostat and gasket retention.
Install thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten bolts to 12 Nm (105 inch lbs.).
Connect heater and radiator hoses and install hose clamps.
Connect electrical connectors to engine oil and power steering pressure switches.
Lower vehicle and connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal.
Refill cooling system.



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