PT Cruiser, 2001 - 2005

Thermostat

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain cooling system below thermostat housing level.
  4.  
  5. Remove thermostat.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect engine coolant temperature sensor.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect heater supply hose.
  10.  
  11. Turbocharger equipped vehicles:

    Recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system.
     
    Disconnect A/C suction line from A/C compressor.
     

  12.  
  13. Remove housing attaching bolts.
  14.  
  15. Remove housing and gasket.
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To install:

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Fig. Thermostat location

  1. Clean all gasket sealing surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Install gasket and housing. Tighten bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Turbocharger equipped vehicles:

    Connect A/C suction line to A/C compressor.
     
    Evacuate the refrigerant system.
     
    Charge the refrigerant system.
     

  6.  
  7. Connect heater supply hose.
  8.  
  9. Connect engine coolant temperature sensor.
  10.  
  11. Install thermostat.
  12.  
  13. Fill cooling system.
  14.  
  15. Connect negative battery cable.
  16.  

 
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