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Where is the engine thermostat located?

Where is the engine thermostat located?

Most cars have a top-mounted thermostat located close to the water pump on the cylinder head. The top radiator hose feeds coolant through the thermostat into the engine. If you can’t locate the thermostat, simply follow the hose until you see the housing containing the thermostat where the hose joins the engine.

Where is the thermostat on a Chevy Express van?

Follow the upper radiator hose till it connects with the engine. This is where the thermostat is located. Disconnect this hose and there it is.

Can a stuck car thermostat fix itself?

Can a stuck thermostat fix itself? One may also ask, can a stuck thermostat fix itself? You can either replace the valves with new ones or work the valves back into a position where they can move up and down more freely.

How much dies it cost to replace a water pump?

The average water pump replacement cost is $550, with prices ranging from $461 to $638 in the US in 2020. But typically depends on the type of vehicle you drive and the auto repair shop you take it to. Labor costs are between $256 and $324 while parts cost between $205 and $314.

Do I need an electrician to replace a thermostat?

Normally an HVAC service technician installs thermostats, but you can also have an electrician do it. Installation requires basic electrical knowledge, so always hire a professional.

Is it hard to replace a thermostat?

But after a bit of research, I discovered that replacing a thermostat is pretty stinking easy. Granted, each heating and air conditioning system will have unique requirements for connecting a new thermostat, but the general process is pretty much the same.

How long can you drive with thermostat stuck closed?

A vehicle can run just fine if the thermostat doesn’t open. It will run on the warm side, not past halfway, and heat the interior just fine. But, when the weather gets warmer outside that thermostat stuck closed will not be able to allow the reservoir water flow and the vehicle will begin to have overheating issues.

How do you change the thermostat on a Chevy Van?

Remove the air cleaner assembly by detaching the fresh air intake duct from the housing assembly’s mouth and removing the air cleaner’s cover nuts or wing nut with the wrench. Loosen the clamp connecting the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing cover — pliers can help — and detach the hose from the cover.

Why is the thermostat on my Chevy Van stuck open?

If your Chevy van is having temperature problems, the thermostat could be the cause. If the thermostat is stuck open, the engine will take a long time to warm up. If the engine overheats, it can be because the thermostat is stuck closed; if this is the case, the engine will be hot, but the upper radiator hose won’t be.

How to check the coolant level in a Chevy Van?

Check the coolant level, the tension on the drive belts and the operation of the temperature gauge. Chris Moore has been contributing to eHow since 2007 and is a member of the DFW Writers’ Workshop. He received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Texas-Arlington.