Mechanics

CHEVY THERMOSTAT

2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Engine Cooling problem
2002 Chevy Trailblazer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 106 K miles

How do you change the thermostat in a 2002 chevy trailblazer
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Pudge68
February 13, 2009.



REMOVAL:
Remove the necessary coolant from the radiator.
Remove the alternator.
Loosen the outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing.
Remove the outlet hose from the thermostat housing.
Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
Remove the thermostat housing from the engine block.
Clean all of the surfaces of the thermostat housing.
Clean the sealing surface of the engine block.


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INSTALLATION:
Install the thermostat housing to the engine block.
Install the thermostat housing bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Lubricate the inner diameter of the radiator hose with engine coolant.
Install the outlet hose to the thermostat housing. Secure the hose with the clamp.
Install the alternator.
Fill the cooling system with specified coolant and concentration.
Inspect all sealing surfaces for leaks after starting the engine.

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Bluelightnin6
Feb 13, 2009.
My thermostat is on the other side than the picture shows

Tiny
Pudge68
Feb 13, 2009.
What model is engine? What side, driver or passenger side?

Bluelightnin6
Feb 13, 2009.
It is on the passenger side

Tiny
Pudge68
Feb 13, 2009.
Okay, procedures are still the same except you may not have to remove some of the extra components listed in the previous steps such as the alternator. Remove any component that blocks access and then follow the previous post instructions for removing the thermostat.

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Bluelightnin6
Feb 13, 2009.

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