Thermostat location and replacement?

Tiny
WILLIAM D. FELDER
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  • 2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 2.4L
  • 166,000 MILES
I need to replace the thermostat.
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Thursday, September 21st, 2017 AT 2:37 PM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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It appears it has two, a primary and a secondary. The first one is the primary. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Thursday, September 21st, 2017 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
TAZAMANIA21
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  • 2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,425 MILES
Where is the thermostat located and how to remove and install it.

What is the unit called that the upper Raditator Hose attaches too, There was coolant leaking from that area.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If you follow the upper radiator to the engine, it will lead you to the thermostat housing. Is that where the leak is?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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MIKEMAGNET
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 54,000 MILES
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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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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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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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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JUSTINTHOMAS1
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
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The is a convertible GTC Sebring. The car started to overheat a few days ago and I noticed that thermostat housing was leaking. After fiddling with it ended up coming right off. I tried some extra strength glue and some liquid gasket, but it didn't hold. What is the best way to connect these to pieces back together.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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It's all one piece you need a new housing.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JUSTINTHOMAS1
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What is the piece called?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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A thermostat housing, heres a pic
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JUSTINTHOMAS1
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Thank you. Do you happen to have an instruction guide on how to change the thermostat housing?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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REMOVAL 2.0L

1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Partially drain cooling system below thermostat housing level.
3. Remove accessory drive belt (refer to appropriate ACCESSORY DRIVE BELT article .
4. Disconnect and remove generator.
5. Remove thermostat (refer to REMOVAL .
6. Disconnect engine coolant temperature sensor connector.
7. Disconnect heater supply hose.
8. Remove housing attaching bolts (Fig. 34).
9. Remove housing and gasket (Fig. 34).

REMOVAL 2.4L

1. Partially drain cooling system below thermostat housing level.
2. Remove thermostat (refer to REMOVAL .
3. Disconnect engine coolant temperature sensor connector.
4. Disconnect heater supply hose.
5. Remove housing attaching bolts (Fig. 34).
6. Remove housing and gasket (Fig. 34).

Fig. 34: Identifying Thermostat Housing (2.0L)
Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP.

You already have apicture of it.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JUSTINTHOMAS1
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This is a 2.7
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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LINDE61
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 70,000 MILES
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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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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It will be the sameprocedure. Besides the picture that you have is for a 2.0 or 2.4L i'm sending apic of 2.7 and it is CLEARLY not what you have. Just take the one with you and match it up at autoparts store, it may be one item with thermostat anyhow. Next time send the engine size when asking a question.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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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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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JUSTINTHOMAS1
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Yes the picture obviously doesn't match but the engine says 2.7. I also found this part which looks like the one I need and it says it is for a 2.7

http://www.1aauto.com/1A/ThermostatHousingRel/Chrysler/Sebring/1AEMX00035/375127/2004?utm_campaign=gb_api_br&year=2004&utm_medium=comparisonshopping&utm_source=google_base&utm_content=EMX&gclid=CP7BroGds7MCFQUFnQodhToAOw

When you say it's the same procedure do you mean as the 2.0 or the 2.4
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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LINDE61
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It is an 2.7 L, automatic. Does that help?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Yup
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (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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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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GMASLIN
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 55,000 MILES
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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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)

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