Mechanics

TOYOTA CELICA THERMOSTAT PROBLEM

2002 Toyota Celica • 200 miles

How to Replace a Toyota Celica Thermostat
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Tonik
December 23, 2012.



REMOVAL

HINT: Removal of the thermostat would have an adverse effect, causing a lowering of cooling efficiency. Do not remove the thermostat, even if the engine tends to overheat.

DRAIN ENGINE COOLANT
REMOVE DRIVE BELT AND GENERATOR
REMOVE WATER INLET AND THERMOSTAT
Remove the 2 nuts, and disconnect the water inlet from the cylinder block.
Remove the thermostat.
Remove the gasket from the thermostat.
INSPECTION
INSPECT THERMOSTAT

HINT: The thermostat is numbered with the valve opening temperature.

Immerse the thermostat in water and gradually heat the water.
Check the valve opening temperature. Valve opening temperature: 80.0 - 84.0°C (176 - 183°F)
If the valve opening temperature is not as specified, replace the thermostat.

Check the valve lift. Valve lift: 10 mm (0.39 inch) or more at 90°C (194°F)
If the valve lift is not as specified, replace the thermostat.
Check that the valve is fully closed when the thermostat is at low temperatures (below 40°C (104°F) ). If not closed, replace the thermostat.
INSTALLATION

PLACE THERMOSTAT IN CYLINDER BLOCK
Install a new gasket to the thermostat.
Install the thermostat with the jiggle valve upward.
HINT: The jiggle valve may be set within 10° of either side of the prescribed position.

INSTALL WATER INLET Install the water inlet with the 2 nuts.
Torque: 10 Nm (100 kgf-cm, 7 ft. Lbs.)
INSTALL GENERATOR AND DRIVE BELT
FILL WITH ENGINE COOLANT
START ENGINE, AND CHECK FOR COOLANT LEAKS

ASEMaster6371
Dec 23, 2012.