Sunday, November 21, 2010

How to change the thermostat on a 2001 2.7l chrysler sebring?

need to know where it is located and how to replace itHow to change the thermostat on a 2001 2.7l chrysler sebring?
Have it done at a shop Its not easy you'll have it towed there any wayHow to change the thermostat on a 2001 2.7l chrysler sebring?
i acually did this the other day. its kind of behind the radiator where the hoses are connected to. the ones that go to the radiator. the thermostat is under that metal cover piece thing its got like 3 bolts on the cover. its easy all you have to do is first drain the anti freeze(get under the car and loosen the petcock), this may take a few minutes. when its drained disconntect the two hoses. then take off the metal cover and its inside there. be careful with the cover though because its very easy to break the gasket but its easy enough to get a new one.

good luck.
The following instructions come from my Hanes Repair Manual #25040 for the replacement of a thermostat on the 2.7 L engine:

1. Raise the vehicle and place it securely on jackstands. Remove the right front wheel. Remove the accessory drivebelt splash shield.

2. Remove the accessory drivebelts.

3. Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt.

4. Lower the vehicle.

5. Disconnect the alternator electrical connectors.

6. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the air conditioning compressor.

7. Remove the oil dipstick and the dipstick tube. Plug the hole in the oil pan with a clean shop rag to prevent debris from entering the pan.

8. Remove the rest of the alternator mounting bolts and then remove the alternator.

9. Loosen the hose clamps and then disconnect the two hoses from the thermostat housing cover.

10. Remove the thermostat housing cover bolts and then remove the housing.

11. Note how the thermostat is installed, with the ';jiggle valve'; at the 12 o'clock position, and then remove the thermostat.

12. Remove all traces of sealant from the housing and coverr with a gasket scraper.

13. Install the thermostat housing cover and then tighten the bolts to the correct torque.

14. Reattach the hoses to the thermostat housing cover. Make sure that the hose clamps are still tight.

15. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of the removal.

16. When you're done, refill the cooling system.

17. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature, then check for leaks and proper thermostat operation.

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