Engine thermostat?

Tiny
CEDRIC YARBROUGH
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  • 2003 CHRYSLER SEBRING
Heater problem
2003 Chrysler Sebring Front Wheel Drive Automatic 81000 miles

where is the thermostat located on this car?
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Sunday, February 21st, 2010 AT 3:38 PM

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Tiny
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This guide will help walk you tyhrought he steps of changing out the thermostat with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-thermostat

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:43 PM
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DANNETTE L COLBERT
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  • 2000 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 2.5L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186,000 MILES
Need a free video step by step instructions on how to remove and replace thermostat.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

Here is a video for you to watch on a thermostat replacement on a Chrysler PT Cruiser. This is very similar to your vehicle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5d0QXJBQ7A

Here are a couple of helpful links for you to read over as well:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-an-engine-thermostat-works
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-thermostat

I have included step by step directions as well as diagrams for your vehicle in the diagrams below. I hope this helps you and let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RICK STONE
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,000 MILES
I have the 2.7 DOHC engine and have water bubbles coming out of the thermostat housing bolt. On this model do I have to pull the top plenum off the motor to get the thermostat out. One of the bolts is under the plenum. My Haynes manual says to pull the alternator out. It doesn't look like the picture they are showing. Thanks in advance.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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1. Raise the vehicle and place it securely on jackstands. Remove the right front wheel. Remove the accessory drivebelt splash shield.
2. Remove the accessory drivebelts.
3. Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt.
4. Lower the vehicle.
5. Disconnect the alternator electrical connectors.
6. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the air conditioning compressor.
7. Remove the oil dipstick and the dipstick tube. Plug the hole in the oil pan with a clean shop rag to prevent debris from entering the pan.
8. Remove the rest of the alternator mounting bolts and then remove the alternator.
9. Loosen the hose clamps and then disconnect the two hoses from the thermostat housing cover.
10. Remove the thermostat housing cover bolts and then remove the housing.
11. Note how the thermostat is installed, with the "jiggle valve" at the 12 o'clock position, and then remove the thermostat.
12. Remove all traces of sealant from the housing and coverr with a gasket scraper.
13. Install the thermostat housing cover and then tighten the bolts to the correct torque.
14. Reattach the hoses to the thermostat housing cover. Make sure that the hose clamps are still tight.
15. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of the removal.
16. When you're done, refill the cooling system.
17. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature, then check for leaks and proper thermostat operation.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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TOMMY PERSAUD
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
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  • 2WD
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Can you tell me the location of the thermostat on a 2001 chrysler sebring? Looking forward for your help. Thank you. Tommy
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Tommy, if you follow the upper rad hose back to the engine, it will take you to the t-stat housing. The t-stat will be under the housing.

Joe
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TOMMY PERSAUD
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I have changed the thermostat. Now the car overheats. What could be wrong. Tommy
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Tommy, It could be a few things. First, when the car heats up, check the radiator hoses to makesure they are not sucking shut causing no circulation. Also, you may want to have the radiator rodded out. Many times they will plug internally and not allow the coolant to flow properly. Finally, does the enging seem to be running properly? It doesn't seem like the cat converter is plugged does it? Finally, if the engine isn't running right, it could deal with ignition timing.

Is it worse now that you replaced the t-stat? If so, I wonder if you got a bad one?

Joe
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TOMMY PERSAUD
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
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Can you tell me where the thermostat on my sebring is located? It is not in the upper rad hose housing. Help. Please
Tommy.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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Need to know if you have 4 door model with 2.7L or the 2-door model with 3.0L
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TOMMY PERSAUD
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2001 chrysler sebring 4 doors- 2.7 v6
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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It is on the lower left side of the engine, near the front. It is in the inlet side of the water pump.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_27thermostat_1.jpg

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DATDARKKNIGHT
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  • 138,333 MILES
I need to change the thermostat. Is that difficult? Where is it. Been a long time since I've done one.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Follow the lower radiator hose to the engine and at that junction is the thermostat housing
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
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DANA DYE
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  • 1996 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 130,000 MILES
Hello,
I was wondering were the location is for a thermostat. I replace them years ago when I was younger and now forgot.
I bought a new one and before disconnecting any hose I was not sure if it was under where you add the coolant or water or if it was in the hose.

Thank You, Dana
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The engine thermostat is located in the thermostat housing, located below the throttle body.

REMOVAL

Drain cooling system to the thermostat level or below.
Remove inlet hose and coolant elbow from thermostat housing.
Remove thermostat assembly, and clean sealing surfaces.

INSTALLATION

Install thermostat into the recess in the thermostat housing.
Install inlet elbow and tighten the bolts to 12 Nm (133 inch lbs ).
Fill cooling system.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KAKALAK83
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My cooling system is not working properly. I frequently put coolant in the vehicle but the engine evaporates it since there is no sign of leakage. I can smell coolant every time I get in my car. My car will run fine for about two weeks at below normal operating temperature until reaching normal operating tempature and the finially overheating before the month is out. Is my thermostat stuck open or even working at all? I really need help with this issue!
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It s not acting like a thermostat
Its leaking coolant
And that what u needs to check.
If u keeps up with the coolant the car wouldn t overheat
So u has a leak from, where is the question
Pressure tests the coolant system and or has the head gasket checked
more sever damage to the engine if u keep over heating the car

Good luck
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