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Old 02-19-2009, 08:05 PM
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2000 Altima - Thermostat Replacement

Can somebody help me with a simple, detailed process on how to change the thermostat? Where it is located and whatnot.

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-Remove lower radiator hose, at the block.
-Remove the 3 bolts that hold the thermostat housing
-Remove "cover" and thermostat
-Clean old sealant off of both housing and "cover"
-Install new thermostat (make sure you put it in right, pay attention to how the old one was)
-add a new bead of sealant on cover and reinstall

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:10 PM
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Drain coolent by removing the plastic bolt on the rad,
using 10mm socket remove the housing and remove the thermostat

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i pulled of the thermostat housing unit, and no thermostat was in there....
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i believe the trq is like 66inch lbs or something i know im close to the number. very easy job make sure the nipple is pointing straight up. Also i suggest getting one from the dealer. all the other ones ive used are shit.

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i pulled of the thermostat housing unit, and no thermostat was in there....
Uh, well, someone removed it then?

It didn't come from the factory like that.
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Hey all, sorry to bump this mega-old thread, but it was the first one that came up in a search.

I just did a thermostat+housing replacement. I used RTV silicone, let it set for 30 minutes, refilled the reservoir and checked for leaks. Let the RTV continue to set overnight, then burped the radiator and let it come up to temp. Everything seemed great. I drove the 15 miles to work with no issues. After work, I got about 4 or 5 miles when I started overheating again. Pulled over and looked under the hood. I was gushing coolant from the bottom of the thermo housing. I got the car towed back home. Has anyone else had issues with RTV not sealing correctly?

Now, my second question: I decided not to gamble with silicone again and went and got a gasket for $2 at AutoZone. I pulled the housing off, cleaned all the surfaces of silicone, and reinstalled with the gasket. Except I seem to have stripped the threads on my brand new housing, and now there's a small drip of coolant from under the bolt hole whose threading stripped. Would it be safe to use Loctite or another comparable thread repair compound or should I just buy another new housing?

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If you go with some type of gasket maker buy "Right Stuff " I literally slapped it on the housing, bolt everything up, filled and drove. 0 problems.

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