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Change a 2002 intrepid 3.5 thermostat

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change a 2002 intrepid 3.5 thermostat
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  lucasg573 replied 8 years ago.

Hi erduck jr.

The thermostat is located on the lower left side of the engine near the front. Here is the procedure to replace it. You probably dont have a lift so you need to get it up on some jack stands.

 

REMOVAL

WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE PRESSURE CAP WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.

  1. Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal.
  2. Drain cooling system (Refer to 7 - COOLING - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
  3. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  4. Disconnect electrical connectors from engine oil and power steering pressure switches.
  5. Disconnect radiator and heater hoses from thermostat housing.
  6. Remove thermostat housing bolts (Thermostat and Housing - 3.5L).
  7. Remove housing, thermostat, and gasket.

I hope that this information helps you. Thank you.