Thermostat change

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
Process in which it takes to change the thermostat. Pics?
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Friday, October 9th, 2009 AT 7:17 PM

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Tiny
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2.0L & 2.4L Engines

1.Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
2.Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.

CAUTION
This operation must only be performed on a cold engine.

3.Drain cooling system to the thermostat level or below.
4.Remove or disconnect the following:

Coolant recovery system hose
Thermostat/engine outlet connector bolts
Inlet hose and coolant elbow from thermostat housing

5.Remove thermostat assembly and clean sealing surfaces.

Fig. Thermostat and housing-2.0L and 2.4L engines

To install:

1.Place the new thermostat assembly into the engine outlet connector. Align air bleed with notch on the cylinder head.
2.Install engine outlet connector onto cylinder head and tighten bolts to 110 inch lbs. (12.5 Nm)
3.Connect the coolant recovery system hose.
4.Fill cooling system.

1.Drain cooling system to the thermostat level or below.
2.Remove the Coolant Recovery System (CRS) hose and thermostat/engine outlet connector bolts.
3.Remove the thermostat assembly, and clean sealing surfaces.

Fig. Thermostat assembly-2.0L engine

Fig. Thermostat assembly-2.4L engine

To install:

1.Place the new thermostat assembly into the engine outlet connector.
A.Align air vent upward with notch on the cylinder head (2.0L engine).
B.Make sure spring side of thermostat faces cylinder head.

2.Install the engine outlet connector onto cylinder head and tighten bolts to 110 inch lbs. (12.5 Nm)
3.Connect the Coolant Recovery System (CRS) hose.
4.Fill cooling system.

2.4L Engine

1.Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
2.Drain the cooling system to the thermostat level or below.
3.Remove the Coolant Recovery System (CRS) hose and thermostat/engine outlet connector bolts.
4.Remove the thermostat assembly, and clean sealing surfaces.

Fig. Thermostat assembly-2.4L engine

To install:

1.Place the new thermostat assembly into the engine outlet connector.
2.Make sure the spring side of the thermostat faces the cylinder head.
3.Install the engine outlet connector onto cylinder head and tighten bolts to 110 inch lbs. (12.5 Nm)
4.Connect the CRS hose.
5.Fill the cooling system to the proper level.

Here are pictures of the 2.0L and the 2.4L If you have a different size engine, let me know.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_tstat_2.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_ttstat_1.jpg



Joe
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 1:21 AM
Tiny
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Can you please post the procedure with pics for the 2.7 liter

- Thanks
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
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This is what I was able to find for you. I hope it help.

2.7L Engine

1.Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal.
2.Drain cooling system.
3.Raise and safely support the vehicle.
4.Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
5.Remove the accessory drive belts.
6.Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt.
7.Lower vehicle.
8.Disconnect alternator electrical connectors.
9.Disconnect AC clutch and AC pressure sensor electrical connectors. Reposition wiring harness.
10.Remove the oil dipstick and tube. Plug hole in oil pan where dipstick tube mounts with water tight stopper.

NOTE
If hole for dipstick tube in oil pan is not plugged, coolant will enter oil pan. Serious engine damage can occur.

11.Remove the remaining alternator mounting bolts. Remove alternator.
12.Disconnect hoses at thermostat housing.
13.Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
14.Remove the thermostat and housing.

Fig. Air bleed valve (1) and thermostat housing (2) 2.7L-engine


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_2_2.jpg



To install:

1.Clean gasket sealing surfaces.
2.Install the thermostat and gasket into the thermostat housing.
A.Make sure spring side of thermostat faces the engine side.
B.Install the thermostat with the air bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position.

3.Install the thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
4.Connect hoses at thermostat housing.
5.Install the alternator and attaching bolts.
6.Clean residual coolant from area around hole for dipstick.
7.Remove the plug in oil pan and install the engine oil dipstick tube.
8.Reconnect AC clutch and AC pressure sensor connectors.
9.Reconnect alternator connectors.
10.Raise and safely support the vehicle.
11.Install the accessory drive belts.
12.Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.
13.Lower vehicle.
14.Reconnect negative battery cable.
15.Fill cooling system.
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 AT 1:26 PM
Tiny
JAMESROSE
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Engine Cooling problem
2004 Chrysler Sebring 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I am new to your site and needing to change the thermostat on a friends vehicle and needing to confirm thermostat location is under the upper rad. Hose. The parts store says the thermo gasket is $9.00 at carquest. Please advise a. Sa.P. Jim
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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If on the 2.7L engine then you will need to remove the alternator to gain access to the thermostat.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic_205.jpg

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
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LINDE61
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Hello, My car overheated yesterday. A man who assisted me said that it appeared to need to have the thermostat replaced because it appeared to be leaking there. I took it to a mechanic here (Calgary, AB, Canada) and was told the part would cost $114.00 and it would take 1.8 hours to replace at a cost of $290.00 ($264.00 per hour). Total cost to repair is $404. Doesn't this seem high? Since I am a woman I seemed to be taken advantage of and just want to check to see if this seems legit.

By the way when I called to ask cost they chair for labor I was told $125.00 an hour.
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Wow! A thermostat for that car here in the US cost around six dollars. As far as the amount of time they need, I would have to know what engine is in the vehicle.
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LINDE61
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It is an 2.7 L, automatic. Does that help?
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LINDE61
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He said its called a water outlet housing that he needs to replace because it is all attached together. I have a video of it leaking when the engine over heated but it wont let me post it here for you to see.
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Different Feller

Better Looking! LOL!

Sounds really steep to me too!

Maybe you need a "Real Car Guy" to point you to a reasonable/ reputable shop

Here he is - use him effectively, see my answer in this link. I feel sure this technique will work might near anywhere!

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/rear-suspension-struts-and-rear-trailing-arms-with-bushings

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
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GMASLIN
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How do you replace the thermostat on a 2004 sebring convertible touring 2.7 v6? According to the Haynes manual, the water pump, etc need to be removed. However, if I follow the top radiator hose, it attaches right at the top of the engine and it looks easy. Any suggestions?
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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The thermostat is located on the lower left side of engine
the thermostat housing has an air bleeder to allows trapped air out during system filling
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
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MIKEMAGNET
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I don't know where the thermostat is located and i've never replaced one but friends tell me it's easy.

Can you help
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

Yes it is easy here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job.

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

Here is how on your car i have included both engine in case someone needs it.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:20 PM (Merged)
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MOMASGIRL357
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On my 2005 chrysler sebring when I turn my air on my thermostat goes all the way up to the red. I have replaced the radiator cap, thermostat, and waterpump and its still happening. As well as sometimes when I cut the AC switch on the care will shut off. What is wrong with my car?
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FIXITMR
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Is the car boiling over? Or losing coolant you have to replace?
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FIXITMR
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Is your cooling fans working? Are they on when in the red?
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MOMASGIRL357
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It isnt loosing coolant anymore since I got the waterpump replaced 2 weeks ago. Coolant fans are working as well.
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 3:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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When you turn air on, AC radiator gets hot and passes this hot air thru coolant radiator canceling some of the cooling effect. If system is on the verge of overheat this will cause it to do so. If your engine is running too lean a mixture this will also contribute to easy overheat. This can also cause stalling.
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