Thermostat replacement

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  1. oguinstudking

    oguinstudking Member

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    where is the thermostat on the 2.7 v6 because i can not find it....
     
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    FEDGE Active Member Forum Founder

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    Im wondering the same thing for the 3.5L! I have a new t-stat, seal, and rad cap all waiting to be installed. I just went downstairs to my car and couldn't find it.

    I watched a vid on LX forum for the 5.7L thinking it might be similiar. Not a chance. I'll be waiting for anyones answer.
     
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    DaveDees Well-Known Member MOTM Winner! Public Safety Military

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    Hmmmm, just a guess, I would imagine it's at the end of either the top or the bottom radiator hose that connects to the engine. Different versions of the 2.7 have it on the top hose others have it on the bottom hose.


    Found this bit of info: The thermostat on the 2.7L and 3.5L engines are located on the lower left side of engine, near the front.
    The thermostat on both engines are on the inlet side of the water pump.
     
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    Cibalo Senior Member MOTM Winner!

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    it's gotta be in there somewhere. look where dave is pointing you
     
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    What Dave said!

    Take a look at the attached document.
     
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    I went to a 180 degree stat and get the code for engine too cold.
     
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    Must have been a cool day out your way then Ray? I get that P0128 code all the time in the early spring, and late fall. You just have to let your ride warm up a little bit.
     
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    The 2.7 and 3.5 motors come stock with a 180 Deg Tstat. Why are you replaceing them?
     
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    My t-stat was stuck open. i just replaced it. 11hr JOB. But then again I'm slow. Follow the bottom radiator hose(mine was on the driver side) from the bottom of the radiator to right behind the powersteering pump. Yes the t-stat housing is almost up inside the motor. I had to pull the ****ing ac compressor off just to get to one of the bolts. What a pain in the ass and it probably wouldve have cost me $500 in labor to have it fixed. It took me all day to find out that my original stock t-stat was defective. The rubber seal inside the t-stat that helps it seal when the t-stat shuts had come apart and got wedged in the valve keeping my t-stat from closing. I have a good mind to drive down to my chrysler dealership and have them reinburst me for my time and effort. Maddog those directions are easier said than done. GAHHHHHHH!!!! I need a beer!

    ps. btw i googled my motor a thousand times and could not find a website to tell me where my mutha ****in t-stat was located, but thanks to me all yall v6er's know how to find that stupid bitch of a t-stat housing.
     
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    Sounds like it was a huge P.I.T.A. of a job. But congratulations on finding and fixing your problem. Good job! :smiley_thumbs_up:
     
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    I just replaced mine today as well.

    I couldn't find the damn thing and I didn't really want to tackle it in my underground parking where it's -12C.

    Brought it to a shop and they did it in 2 hours and cost me $150. I HATE paying for stuff I know I could of done myself but oh well. Such as life.

    Here's a picture of exactly where it is located.


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    is that right?
    does anyone know if this is correct:4-dontknow:
     
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    yeah i have heard this too... no sense in replacing it for performance reasons. plus on a v8 i think its a 5 minute job not a mess like we have.
     
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    same thing for the 3.5L need a map or pic
     

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