Replacing a thermostat

Tiny
TOMSEEF
  • 2004 MAZDA 3
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES

How easy is it to change out a thermostat on a 2004 mazda 3 2.0, and where can I find a schematic. Will I need any special tool. What are the dangers of doing it myself, and how long should it take. My experiance is that I do 90% of all auto maintenance

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Thursday, December 16th, 2010 AT 11:26 PM

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Tiny
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THERMOSTAT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Warning: Remove and install all parts when the engine is cold, otherwise they can cause severe burns or serious injury.
Remove the battery cover.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the under cover and splash shield as a single unit.
Drain the engine coolant.
Position the coolant reserve tank out of the way.
Remove the plug hole plate.
Position the drive belt out of the way.
Remove the drive belt tensioner.
Remove in the order indicated in the table.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Add engine coolant.
Inspect for the engine coolant leakage.

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Thursday, December 16th, 2010 AT 11:49 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. How long should it take the average person or mechanic

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Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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Labor time: R/R 1.5hr

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Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 5:30 AM

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