To access the bolt better, I tried to remove the Throttle Body. It is good practice to run a thread cutting tap or a clean bolt into the threaded holes in the manifold to clean out old sealer and dirt. Therewill be two bolts attaching the housing to the engine. This is the easiest thermostat location for a do-it-yourself repair since you do not have to drain the radiator and work from under the car as you would with a vehicle with an engine block-mounted thermostat. Under the front of the car usually closer to the passenger side will be a drain to allow you to let some coolant out of the radiator into a bucket. Use a 6 point wrench or socket to remove bolt. Before it meets the engine, you'll notice that its clamped to a metal housing, usually mounted with 3 ten-millimeter bolts.
Underneath that cover is the thermostat. In the unlikely event it still fits, do nothing. Pull it back apart and inspect it carefully. I replaced mine with a length of heater hose. Add coolant to rad, leave rad cap off for 20 minutes to bleed air out of system and top off. Don't over tighten as you need to let the heat expand first, after running to check for leaks about 5 minute run-time then tighten a little if need be. I am trying to figure it out myself.
It will be less messy if you drain some of the coolant from the cooling system before you remove the hose going to the thermostat housing. When you change it, make sure the old gasket is cleaned off the motor and thermostat housing, make sure the spring on the thermostat going down into the motor, don't overtighten the … bolts and make sure the system is bled of air. On the thermostat housing, you will also find the air bleed val … ve of the engine. If the clamp is an aftermarket band clamp, loosen the clamp using a socket and ratchet. The housing will be aluminum and have two bolts going into the engine. The thermostat is in that housing.
The water pump could have the impellers rusted off and not pumping, the radiator could be stopped up, there could be air trapped i the cooling system, there could be an obstruction to air flow in front of the radiator like leaves trapped in front of it, the cooling fan may not be working, even the thermostat you installed could be defective or installed backwards. Guage was nearly pegged, but not completely. Sorry for the late reply. This is the thermostat housing. This housing is usually at the back drivers side of most front wheel drive engines. Check that there is also coolant in the overflow bottle.
With the clamp loosened, pull the hose off the thermostat cover. The basics are that the dashboard has to come off. To date, and it's been 2 years, it doesn't leak. Where is the thermostat located, and how do I change it? Remove thermostat housing retaining bolts, then the housing, gasket and thermostat. At the end of one of these hoses will be a housing to which the hose is connected.
If you hear a boiling or gurgling sound coming from your engine, it may be time for a thermostat replacement for Buick Century from your neighborhood AutoZone. In the future, hopefully, you don't have any vehicle issues, but, if you do, keep the site in mind. Shop online and receive home shipping or take advantage of our Same Day Store Pickup if you need that replacement immediately. We want the car to heat up, but to go any higher than about 225 degrees would be to overheat, and that would be bad. The thermostat on the General Motors-designed engine is located on the intake manifold.
Remove the two screws and it lifts right out. I hope this helps, please be aware I can only guess at what the problem is from my past experience. It is good practice, however, to remove the radiator hose so the thermostat housing can be given a thorough cleaning. Recently, the low coolant light came on. Run engine and replace anti-freeze. You haven't mentioned anything about overheating so it may be ok, just an eroded housing.
It will have a three wire connector. Underneath that cover is the thermostat. Don't be surprised if the housing does not come loose easily. I revved up the engine and the engine immediately returned to normal temp, but the heater blew cool air. So browse around our great selection of car parts and let's help with that auto repair or car upgrade! The housing is bolted to the block. Keep cigarettes, sparks, open flame, and other sources of ignition away from vehicle.
You might also have to put some teflon type sealer on the bolts so they don't leak as well. Make sure the sealing surfaces on both the thermostat housing gasket flange and the intake manifold are clean and free of corrosion damage. If that is what you mean, then there are a number of things that could be causing it. I realize this is an old post, you probably no longer own this vehicle. See the diagram below I own a well-maintained 2003 Buick Century. The threads should be clean so the thermostat cover clamps the gasket evenly at assembly.
Two bolts will hold the housing in place, and there may be any number of things stuck on top of it. There also will be a strap under the dash holding up the back end. Gasoline, methanol, and oxygenated fuels are toxic and flammable and must be handled appropriately. The car came from Nevada and I am in Mn. It's on the top of the engine where the radiator hose is attached.