Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Removal & Installation

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  1. Remove the engine appearance cover.
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  3. Drain the coolant until the coolant level is below the thermostat.
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  5. Remove the crossover exhaust pipe.
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  7. Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat housing.
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  9. Remove the thermostat housing bolts and clean any sealer from the bolt threads.
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  11. Remove the thermostat housing.
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  13. Remove the thermostat.

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    Fig. Remove the housing bolts (3) and thermostat housing (1) to remove the thermostat (2).

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To install:

  1. Clean the mating surfaces.
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  3. Install the thermostat.
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  5. Install the thermostat housing.
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  7. Install RTV sealer to the thermostat housing bolt threads.
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  9. Install the thermostat housing bolts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  11. Install the radiator hose to the thermostat housing.
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  13. Install the crossover exhaust pipe.
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  15. Install the fuel injector sight shield.
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  17. Fill the cooling system.
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  19. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.
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