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THERMOSTAT NEEDS REPLACED

2002 Buick Rendezvous

Engine Cooling problem
2002 Buick Rendezvous 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 106000 miles

I need to replace my thermostat, and the dealership has given me an estimate of $400 to do it. I am pretty handy under the hood, but can't find a Haynes or Chilton's for this car. How do I do it myself?

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Cornforth
December 18, 2009.



Ok first remove the air cleaner lid and intake hose to the throttle body. Drain enough coolant to get it below the level of the thermostat. Now remove the exhaust crossover pipe see first pic. Now remove the upper hose from the thermostat housing and remove the housing (see second pic). Now remove the thermostat and clean the surfaced and install in reverse order. So you will need the thermostat and gasket. Exhaust crossover pipe gaskets and coolant. Small tube of black rtv sealant and some time.


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Racefan966
Dec 18, 2009.