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How do i replace the thermostat
Follow this steps on how you can replace the thermostat. First,Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat housing cover by removing the bandclamp that holds the hose to the cover. This is done with a Phillipsscrewdriver. Slide the band clamp back away from the housing and pull the hoseoff. Remove the two bolts that hold the thermostat housing cover to the top ofthe Elantra intake manifold with an adjustable wrench. The bolts will bereused. They should not be discarded.
Remove the old gasket that was pressed between the intake manifoldand the thermostat housing cover. It's a paper gasket and should pull off ofthe intake in one piece. Remove the thermostat from inside of the intakemanifold by pulling up on it. The gasket and thermostat can be discarded. Placethe new thermostat into the intake manifold of the Hyundai Elantra. Thethermostat must be placed with the top sticking out of the intake manifold forit to work properly. Use the old thermostat to orientate the new one.
Place a small amount of PVC gasket sealer around the thermostat onthe base of the intake manifold. Allow the PVC to dry for ten minutes and thenplace the thermostat gasket on top of the gasket sealer. Place a small amountof PVC gasket sealer on top of the paper gasket and allow to dry for tenminutes. Place the thermostat housing cover onto the gasket and bolt it intoplace with the original bolts. You should see a small amount of PVC gasketsealer squeeze out between the housing and the intake. This is normal and itshould be left in place. Once it dries, it will add additional seal protectionand prevent leaking.
Place the radiator hose back on to the thermostat housing cover andfix it into place by tightening the band clamp with a screw driver. YourHyundai Elantra is now ready to drive again. Hope this info help you.
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