Neon, 2000 - 2005

Removal & Installation (15 of 22)

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  1. Drain cooling system to the thermostat level or below.
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  3. Remove coolant recovery/reserve system hose and radiator upper hose.
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  5. Remove thermostat/engine outlet connector bolts.
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  7. Remove thermostat and O-ring assembly.

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    Fig. Pressure cap (1), thermostat housing/engine outlet connector (2), thermostat (3), O-ring (4) and vent facing up (5)

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To install:

  1. Clean all sealing surfaces.
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  3. Place the new thermostat assembly into the thermostat housing/outlet connector. Align vent with notch in cylinder head.
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  5. Install thermostat housing/outlet connector onto cylinder head and tighten bolts to 110 inch lbs. (12.5 Nm)
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  7. Install the radiator upper hose.
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  9. Connect the coolant recovery/reserve system hose.
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  11. Fill the cooling system
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