2004 SUBARU XT THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT

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  • Forester1135Mo
  • 2004 Subaru XT

Engine Cooling problem
2004 Subaru XT 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Manual 90000 miles

Please give me the step by step instructions to replace the thermostat.

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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 1:22 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi Forester1135Mo,

Here are the procedures.

THERMOSTAT
REMOVAL

1. Set the vehicle on a lift.

2. Lift-up the vehicle.

3. Remove the under cover.

4. Drain the engine coolant completely.

5. Disconnect the radiator outlet hose from thermostat cover. (Non-turbo model)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Thermostat04ForesterFig44_1.jpg



6. Disconnect the radiator outlet hose. (Turbo model)

7. Remove the thermostat cover and gasket, and pull out the thermostat.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Thermostat04ForesterFig46_1.jpg



INSTALLATION
1. Install the thermostat in the water pump, and then install the thermostat cover together with a gasket.

NOTE:
" When installing the thermostat, use a new gasket.
" The thermostat must be installed with the jiggle pin (A) facing to front side.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Thermostat04ForesterFig47_1.jpg



Tightening torque: 6.5 N.m (0.66 kgf-m, 4.8 ft-lb)

Fill engine coolant.

2008 Mitchell Repair Information Co., LLC.

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