HHR 2006-2008

Removal & Installation

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2.0L Engine



  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air inlet grille panel.
  4.  
  5. Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing.
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  7. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the thermostat housing.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radiator outlet hose clip from the outlet hose bracket.
  10.  
  11. Remove the thermostat housing cover bolts and cover.
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  13. Remove the thermostat.
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  15. Remove and discard the thermostat housing O-ring seal.

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    Fig. Air inlet grille panel removal



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    Fig. Thermostat and housing assembly

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To install:

  1. Install a new thermostat housing cover O-ring seal onto the housing.
  2.  
  3. Install the thermostat housing cover and bolts.
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  5. Tighten mounting bolts to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the radiator outlet hose to the thermostat housing.
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  9. Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing.
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  11. Install the radiator outlet hose clip to the outlet hose bracket.
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  13. Install the air inlet grille panel.
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  15. Fill and bleed the cooling system.
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2.2L & 2.4L Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the intake manifold cover:
    1. Remove the engine oil fill cap.
    2.  
    3. Grasp the intake manifold cover by the lower right inboard corner and pull up to disengage the cover from the stud.
    4.  
    5. Grasp the intake manifold cover by the upper left corner and pull up to disengage the cover from the stud.
    6.  
    7. Remove the intake manifold cover.

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      Fig. Location of radiator outlet hose clamp (1) at thermostat cover for the removal of the radiator outlet hose from the thermostat cover-2.2L & 2.4L engines

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  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat cover.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the thermostat cover.
  10.  
  11. Reposition the radiator surge tank outlet hose clamp at the thermostat cover.
  12.  
  13. Remove the radiator surge tank outlet hose from the thermostat cover.
  14.  
  15. Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp (1) at the thermostat cover.
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  17. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the thermostat cover.
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  19. Remove the thermostat cover bolts and cover.
  20.  
  21. Remove the thermostat.
  22.  
  23. Remove and discard the thermostat cover O-ring seal.

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    Fig. Location of thermostat cover bolts for removal of the thermostat and thermostat cover O-ring seal-2.2L & 2.4L engines

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    A NEW thermostat cover O-ring seal
     
    The thermostat
     
    The thermostat cover bolts. Tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    The radiator outlet hose to the thermostat cover
     
    The radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat cover
     
    The radiator surge tank outlet hose to the thermostat cover
     
    The radiator surge tank outlet hose clamp at the thermostat cover
     
    The radiator outlet hose to the thermostat cover
     
    The radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat cover
     

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  3. Fill the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Install the intake manifold cover:
    1. Place the intake manifold cover onto the engine over the studs.
    2.  
    3. Push down on the intake manifold cover directly over the lower right stud in order to engage the cover to the stud.
    4.  
    5. Push down on the intake manifold cover directly over the upper left stud in order to engage the cover to the stud.
    6.  
    7. Install the engine oil fill cap.
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