Honda_Element_2003-2006

Thermostat

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section. Also see the IMA system disabling before proceeding with any procedure.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain the cooling system.
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  7. Remove the thermostat cover.
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  9. Remove the thermostat. Remove and discard the rubber gasket. Clean the gasket mating surfaces.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the thermostat mounting

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To install:

  1. Install the thermostat with a new gasket. Make sure the pin on the thermostat is at the 12 o-clock position.
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  3. Install the thermostat cover and tighten the retainers to 8.7 ft. lbs. (12 Nm)
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  5. Refill the cooling system.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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