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Replace a thermostat on a 2003 Saturn Vue

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How do I replace a thermostat on a 2003 Saturn Vue all wheel drive?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.
hi,

Ok, this one is a bit of a pain. due to its placement you will need to lift and support the intake manifold a few inches in order to gain access to remove and replace the thermostat:

  • Drain coolant.
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  • Lift and support intake manifold
  • Disconnect radiator hose from coolant pipe.

  • Remove coolant pipe/engine lift bracket bolt.

  • Rotate oil level indicator and tube away from pipe.
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  • Remove thermostat extension pipe.

  • Remove and discard O-ring seals.
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  • Remove bolts.
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  • Tilt the rear of the thermostat housing upward
  • Lift out the housing.
  • Remove and discard O-ring seal.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Where do you drain the coolant from?
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

disconnect the lower radiator hose from the radiator to drain it.
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.


disconnect the lower radiator hose from the radiator to drain it.
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.

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