Thermostat location and replacement?

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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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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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JUAN L. DIAZ
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 2.7L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Car is overheating. I want to remove the thermostat. I can get the thermostat out but I need to know if I need the use any kind of sealant when I put everything else (housing, etc.) Back together?
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STEVE W.
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Removing the thermostat is not going to stop it from overheating. You need to determine what is causing the overheating. What was the engine doing prior to overheating? Was it run hot? What are you calling overheating? Coolant boiling over or? Are the cooling fans working? When does it overheat, idle or driving down the road?
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JAMESROSE
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
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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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.


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

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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ENFORCERS
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
Process in which it takes to change the thermostat. Pics?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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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.


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




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



Joe
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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DUBES
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Can you please post the procedure with pics for the 2.7 liter

- Thanks
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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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


https://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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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
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GOPPHHER
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 56,000 MILES
My car is overheating in a few short miles, as it over heats there is water sparying out of the housing located on the top left of the engine where the radiator hose connects. On this housing there are four bolts I am unable to get a 5/16 wrench to loosen the furthest bolt.
Can you give me the correct directions on how to change the thermostat and if you think of other problems that could cause this to happen could you please advise me.
Thank you,
Curtis
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal.
Drain cooling system.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
Remove the accessory drive belts.
Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt.
Lower vehicle.
Disconnect alternator electrical connectors.
Disconnect AC clutch and AC pressure sensor electrical connectors. Reposition wiring harness.
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.

Remove the remaining alternator mounting bolts. Remove alternator.
Disconnect hoses at thermostat housing.
Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
Remove the thermostat and housing.

To install:

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

Install the thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
Connect hoses at thermostat housing.
Install the alternator and attaching bolts.
Clean residual coolant from area around hole for dipstick.
Remove the plug in oil pan and install the engine oil dipstick tube.
Reconnect AC clutch and AC pressure sensor connectors.
Reconnect alternator connectors.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Install the accessory drive belts.
Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.
Lower vehicle.
Reconnect negative battery cable.
Fill cooling system.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:07 AM (Merged)
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VKBONDS
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
How do u replace the thermostat and where is it located?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:07 AM (Merged)
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2CEXPT
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ENGINE COOLANT THERMOSTAT

REMOVAL - 2.7L
Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal. WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE PRESSURE CAP OR ANY HOSE WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.
Drain cooling system.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove right front wheel and belt splash shield.
Remove accessory drive belts.
Remove lower generator mounting bolt.
Lower vehicle.
Disconnect generator electrical connectors.
Disconnect AC clutch and AC pressure sensor electrical connectors. Reposition wiring harness.
Remove oil dipstick and tube. Plug hole in oil pan where dipstick tube mounts with water tight stopper. WARNING: IF HOLE FOR DIPSTICK TUBE IN OIL PAN IS NOT PLUGGED, COOLANT WILL ENTER OIL PAN. SERIOUS ENGINE DAMAGE CAN OCCUR.
Remove remaining generator mounting bolts. Remove generator.
Disconnect hoses at thermostat housing.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_t_25.jpg



Remove thermostat housing bolts (Fig. 20).
Remove thermostat and housing.

INSTALLATION - 2.7L
Clean gasket sealing surfaces. NOTE: Install thermostat with the bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position.
Install thermostat and gasket into the thermostat housing.
Install thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 12 Nm (105 inch lbs.) (Fig. 20).
Connect hoses at thermostat housing.
Install generator and attaching bolts. CAUTION: Before removing plug in oil pan, clean residual coolant from area.
Remove plug in oil pan and install engine oil dipstick tube.
Reconnect AC clutch and AC pressure sensor connectors.
Reconnect generator connectors.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Install accessory drive belts.
Install belt splash shield and right front wheel.
Lower vehicle.
Reconnect negative battery cable.
Fill cooling system.

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:07 AM (Merged)
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PAPAJOHN84
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 2.7L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
I changed the thermostat and the thermostat housing both brand new, but it is still leaking around the bottom bolt. What could be the problem?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:07 AM (Merged)
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SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

Are you sure that you got the correct neck for your make and model of vehicle? Also make sure that the gasket isn't pinched or binding in any way. The intake manifold or head, whatever the neck is bolted to might have a hairline crack where the bolt bolts into. Try this trick, smear some RTV, preferably the red high temperature, on the threads of the leaking bolt and then re-tighten. Wait for a couple of hours to make sure it's good and cured and then test to see if it sealed. Get back to us with what you find out.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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PAMAGENT
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 57,000 MILES
Can you tell me where the thermostat is located on my 2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7Ltr engine?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:07 AM (Merged)
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DOCFIXIT
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Follow the top radiator hose to engine block it is under the housing.
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JOEYARGOTTI
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
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  • 2WD
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Can a thermostat be placed backwards by accident on a 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible 2.7 liter v6?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 10:07 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Yes, and it will cause the engine to overheat.
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