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JHoop, Dodge Technician
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how do i replace the themostat on a 1998 dodge intrepid 2.7

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  JHoop replied 8 years ago.
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Just letting you know I am putting together the answer for your question which consists of several different diagrams, from several different articles, and it's going to take me about 15 minutes to put it all together for you. Thank you for you patience. I'll be right back.
Expert:  JHoop replied 8 years ago.
Here is the procedure you requested.

1. Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal. WARNING: Do not remove pressure cap with the system hot and under pressure because serious burns from coolant can occur.
2. Drain cooling system.
3. Remove accessory drive belt for removal of the generator.
4. Raise vehicle on hoist.
5. Remove generator attaching bolts. Set generator aside for ease of access to thermostat.
6. Remove lower radiator and heater hoses from thermostat housing.

7. Remove thermostat housing bolts.
8. Remove thermostat and housing.


1. Clean gasket sealing surfaces. NOTE: Install thermostat with the bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position.
2. Install thermostat and gasket into the thermostat housing.
3. Install thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 12 Nm (106 inch lbs.) .
4. Connect heater and lower radiator hoses. Install hose clamps.
5. Install generator and attaching bolts.
6. Lower vehicle.
7. Install accessory drive belt.
8. Refill cooling system (see Cooling System Refilling).
9. Connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal.

I hope this helps you. If you have any more questions or need any more diagrams, please don't hesisitate to ask...Thanks again, JHoop
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