At first they said it was a clutch fan them I changed it. Push the top of the radiator back and pull it out of the car. As the engine warms up, the air flowing to the fan assembly becomes hotter. Remove the wire on the thermostat 6. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts prior to removing the alternator belt but don't take them out all the way.
Install the radiator back in the car. Be careful with the rivets, because they will break. You could have a failing thermostat, most times they set fault codes. Any advice and help how to resolve this? Remove the radiator mounting screw. Other symptoms of a faulty thermostat are engine overheating, slow to warm up and lack of heat. I can;t imagine why the part would fail every year.
February 12, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It shouldn't overheat, but may run hotter. I bled the cooling system again, this time I jacked up the the front drivers side to get the bleeder screw as high as possible. Drive around knowing that you saved a few bucks and your engine is safe. Tighten the thermostat bolts to 7 ft-lbs 10 N-m. Pull out the clip that holds the expansion tank to the mounting plate. Now they telling me other stories.
The gauges would not go higher. Reinstall the thermostat in the reverse order as these directions indicate. They can figure out a good epoxy. Start the engine, open the bleeder screw and let all of the air bubbles come out. For sandpaper, use a fine grit wet sand paper. When you have the clock displayed, turn the knob the right hand one next to tach on the instrument cluster towards the passenger window. Noticed pin hole in exspansion tank.
Many times I have replaced a thermostat, filled and bled the cooling system, only to find an o-ring on one of the coolant hoses that has failed and now leaks. Start out by removing the air intake scoop and the air filter box. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. The car would take longer to heat up if the thermostat was faulty. Drove it around for about an hour, put on about 30 miles.
Hooked it all back up, briefly bleed the system again started up and it sucked down what was in the exp tank believe that means my pump is good filled up coolant. Be sure to lubricate the water pump o-ring with some fresh coolant prior to installation. Use a screw driver or something similar to keep the tensioner pre-tensioned while you install the belts. Double check your coolant temp sensor, and or coolant temp switch. Flushing won't necessarily clean out a clogged radiator.
Can bad thermostat make my heat not work January 28, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, if it is stuck open. If the system will not hold pressure and there are no external leaks the head gasket may be faulty. April 10, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would try to bleed the cooling system again, You may have trapped air. If the condenser fan is on, check that the engine cooling fan mechanical or electrical is functioning. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Lift hood, check area which one you want to replace,and make sure you do this during daylight or if you have a nice and powerfull flashlight that ok too. Make sure to do this when the engine is cold or hot coolant will spray on you.
And, surprisingly, very easy to change. Next morning after engine cooled, I checked it all again and the engine temp is staying normal. Also test your radiator cap, replace if needed. Also replaced the power steering pump. Thermostat is made by Vernet France. I have sent link to show what I mean. This is because the thermostat has a fail-safe mechanical function as well.