CHEVY THERMOSTAT LOCATION

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

Tiny

sritter

November, 13, 2008 AT 6:48 PM

Engine Cooling problem
2004 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

where is the thrmostat on a 2004 cavalier?

1 Answer

Tiny

bluelightnin6

November, 14, 2008 AT 2:13 AM

Follow lower radiator hose to water pump and you will find thermostat.

Here are procedures for installation and removal for 2.2L engine.

If your eighth digit in VIN is 4: REMOVAL: Drain the cooling system.
Remove the lower radiator hose from thermostat outlet.
Remove the thermostat outlet bolts and outlet
Remove the thermostat.
Clean the mating surfaces of the radiator outlet and the radiator outlet pipe

INSTALLATION: Install the thermostat.
Install the thermostat outlet and bolts.
Install the coolant outlet attaching bolts and tighten the thermostat outlet bolts to 10 ft. Lbs. (14 Nm).
Install the lower radiator hose to thermostat outlet.
Fill the cooling system.
Inspect for leaks.

If your eighth digit in VIN is F: REMOVAL: If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the exhaust manifold.
Drain the cooling system.
Remove the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolts.
Remove the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
Remove the thermostat.

INSTALLATION: Install the thermostat.
Install the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
Install the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt and tighten the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt to 89 lb inches (10 Nm).
If equipped with an automatic transmission, install the exhaust manifold.
Fill the cooling system.

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