Friday, June 3, 2011

How do you replace the Thermostat on a 2001 dodge neon?

I need to replace the thermostat on my 2001 dodge neon. I took it to the shop and that said that something I cant remember needs to be flushed but the thermostat needs to be replaced.How do you replace the Thermostat on a 2001 dodge neon?they was probably talking about the heater core needing flushed out on it and the thermostat you follow the top radiator hose down to the engine to change it out,when you have it done or do it yourself you need to flush out the entire cooling system to get good heat back in it,good luck.How do you replace the Thermostat on a 2001 dodge neon?I've replaced thermostat before and its fairly easy. Hardest part is usually just trying to get access to the d*mn thing. Its Usually its located on the top end of the engine coming/leading to a radiator hose and bolted to the engine itself. All you do is remove the thermostat housing from the engine, pull out the old thermostat and stick a new one in, make sure its facing the same direction, replace the gasket, and close her back up. I wish I could tell you that exact location of the thermo. but don't know that specific model so well...but also a tip; If you plan on doing your own work buy the repair manual for it ($20) (Chilton or Haynes) It also helps with troubleshooting along with how to repair stuff. Lastly your mechanic was probably saying you need a Radiator flush. Wouldn't hurt to do it too.How do you replace the Thermostat on a 2001 dodge neon?Follow the top radiator hose, to the housing on the top of the engine. You will need to drain some of the antifreeze first. Then remove the two bolts holding the housing. Pop that out and then you will find the thermostat. Install the new seal and thermostat, and reinstall the housing. Top off the antifreeze, and then you should be complete. Run the engine and verify you don't have any leaks at the top of the housing.

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