Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Drain coolant and tighten drain plug.
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  3. Remove fan shroud with cooling fan after disconnecting radiator inlet hose from radiator.
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  5. Remove thermostat housing.
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  7. When positioning thermostat and O-ring on thermostat housing, be sure to position it so that air bleed valve comes at match mark and into the recession of thermostat case.

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    Fig. Thermostat match mark position-2.7L engine

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  9. Install thermostat into thermostat housing.
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  11. Install cooling fan and fan shroud, and connect radiator inlet hose to radiator.
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  13. Fill cooling system.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  17. After installation, check each part for leakage.
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