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How do I change the thermostat in my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 diesel

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  1. Disconnect the battery negative cables.
  2. Drain cooling system until coolant level is below thermostat (

    WARNING: CONSTANT TENSION HOSE CLAMPS ARE USED ON MOST COOLING SYSTEM HOSES. WHEN REMOVING OR INSTALLING, USE ONLY TOOLS DESIGNED FOR SERVICING THIS TYPE OF CLAMP, SUCH AS SPECIAL CLAMP TOOL (NUMBER 6094). SNAP-ON CLAMP TOOL (NUMBER HPC-20) MAY BE USED FOR LARGER CLAMPS. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN SERVICING CONSTANT TENSION CLAMPS.

    CAUTION: A number or letter is stamped into the tongue of constant tension clamps. If replacement is necessary, use only an original equipment clamp with a matching number or letter.

  3. Remove radiator hose clamp and hose from thermostat housing.
  4. Remove the three (3) water outlet-to-cylinder head bolts and remove the water outlet connector (
  5. Clean the mating surfaces of the water outlet connector and clean the thermostat seat groove at the top of the thermostat housing

 


1 - WATER OUTLET CONNECTOR

2 - THERMOSTAT HOUSING

3 - THERMOSTAT

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to TIM GARRISON's Post: Where do I get the special clamp tool and is it really a must to use this special tool...cost?
approximately??

it is just a coolant hose clamp plier--tim

regular pliers will work

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