Install the radiator hose to the thermostat housing. With the rad cap open and these screws loose, fill the cooling system until water comes out, then close the screws. The mechanic repaired the thermostat; however, the failure continued to occur. Thermostat replacement Removal Procedure: 1. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined.
Consumers need to be made aware of the problems with dex-cool coolant!!!!!!!. The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. Because fluid passes directly through the thermostat, it clogs over time. The vehicle was not repaired. Mar 20, 2011 If you follow the upper hose to the metal housing on the drivers side of the engine the thermostat is behind that housing. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who advised the contact that the motor also needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the oil pressure sending unit, water pump, thermostat and radiator cap was defective and needed to be replaced.
Inspect the cooling system for leaks. The gaskets for the lower intake manifold would have to be replaced. If so I would suspect a head issue. This job probably could be done with less parts removed but I went with removing all I could to ease the access as my van is clean and has no rust and everything comes apart really easy. I replaced the pcm myself with an after-market, reflashed reprogrammed with gm up-to-date software unit, but I couldn't get the pcm to do its 'crankshaft variation relearn procedure' with my equipment, so I took the van to my gm dealership to have it done, and also to have the cooling fans tested. Brakes--front brake pads have been replaced four 4 times, rotors have been replaced twice. Failed again at in August 2009 115,000 miles and at the same time the lower intake manifold gasket failed.
The contact noticed anti-freeze and water on the garage floor where the vehicle was parked. You will remove a nut to allow the mount tab to come off carefully pull it out, it will come off and give enough to get out of the way but it will fight the entire time , now you will need a deep well socket to go over the stud to the actual bolt that holds the intake on. We have had in the shop 4 times now for repairs. If you follow the upper hose to the metal housing on the drivers side of the engine the thermostat is behind that housing. Then it happened again without compensation. Also, have repeatedly had problems with my driver side power window not going up correctly. Then tighten the bolts using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
It also have 10 potential listings under autocheck. Good luck, if it sounds crazy, it might be. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. If you find yourself in the position of changing out what looks to be an impossible thermostat on the 3. A chevey dealership has made a suggestion that I replace the whole transmission. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System.
The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a diagnostic test. The diagram is inaccurate above. Do you have other people reporting head gasket problems?. Install the air cleaner and duct assembly. What is safe about overheating on a highway or at night with family and kids in the car. Have had to replace entire cooling system and now crankshaft has gone bad. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System.
Remove the two bolts that secure the housing to the engine with a socket and ratchet. I have read numerous complaints about this gasket problem. However, if your thermostat fails, you're going nowhere. Vehicle had been at the dealer at least 4 times. Also your windshield would probably instantly fog up when you turn the heat on. If you follow the upper radiator hose to the engine, you will find it attached to the thermostat housing.
The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. Does your oil look milky. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a diagnostic test. Do not try Bar's Leaks or other. The engine would not start. Posted on Apr 24, 2009 On the chevy venture there is a know problem with the lower intake gaskets leaking and it causes a air leak in the system.
We started having trouble with it in January 2007. And they wonder why people are buying foreign made cars!!!!!. The contact sustained injuries, but did not require medical attention. Detach the thermostat housing from the engine. The contact stated that her vehicle would overheat. Most of the other directions noted are right except that you only have to take out the upper themostat housing bolt and leave the other bolt in the intake housing.
Don't waste time calling around to your local bookstores or waiting for a repair manual to arrive by mail. I contacted the dealership and they also want to charge me for the repair. Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat housing 5. Install the radiator hose to the thermostat housing. Hi, The thermostat is located on the right side of the engine, as you look at the engine from the front of the van.