Question about 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Replacing the themostat instructions for a 2001 Chevy Malibu

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 2,989 Answers

Thermostat
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
NOTE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL® (orange colored, silicate free) coolant meeting GM specifications. On these vehicles, if silicated coolant is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner; at 30,000 miles (48,000km) or 24 months.
CAUTION
Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
2.4L Engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Properly drain and recover the coolant to a level below the thermostat.
Unfasten the cover-to-outlet pipe bolt, which is accessible through the exhaust manifold runners.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Disconnect the radiator and heater hoses from the outlet pipe.
Unfasten the outlet pipe-to-oil pan bolt and the cover-to-outlet pipe bolts.
Remove the thermostat, then clean the old gasket material from the mating surfaces.
Replacing the themostat instructions for a 2001 - 87953024l.gif

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

  • 4 more comments 
  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Mar 28, 2009

    Trying to get the photo

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Mar 28, 2009


    1. To install:

    2. Position the thermostat in its correct location, then install the cover-to-outlet pipe bolt. Tighten the bolt to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
    3. Install the outlet pipe-to-oil pan bolt. Tighten the pipe-to-oil pan bolt to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm) and the pipe-to-transaxle bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    4. Connect the radiator and heater hoses to the outlet pipe.
    5. Carefully lower the vehicle.
    6. Install the cover-to-outlet pipe bolt through the exhaust manifold runner.
    7. Properly fill the cooling system, then connect the negative battery cable.

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Mar 28, 2009

    Here is the pic for the above motor.

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Mar 28, 2009


    3.1L Engine



    Disconnect the negative battery cable.

    Drain the cooling system, into a suitable container, to a level below the thermostat housing.

    Remove the air cleaner assembly.

    Remove thermostat housing-to-intake manifold attaching bolt and nut, then remove the housing.





    1. Remove the thermostat.

      To install:

    2. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.
    3. Insert the thermostat in the intake manifold.
    4. Attach the thermostat housing to the intake manifold.
    5. Install the mounting bolt and nut. Tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
    6. Install the air cleaner assembly.
    7. Connect the surge tank line to thermostat housing.
    8. Refill the cooling system.
    9. Connect the negative battery cable, remove the radiator cap, then start the engine. Allow the engine to run with radiator cap removed, until the upper radiator hose becomes hot (thermostat open). With the engine idling, add coolant to the radiator until the level is up to the bottom of the filler neck.
    10. Install the radiator cap, making sure the arrows line up with the overflow tube.

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Mar 28, 2009




    More

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Mar 28, 2009

    Please don't forget to rate!

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where is the themostat located on 2005 chevy Malibu


Should be on front of motor pass side if its a 3.5 liter. 3.9 4.3 follow upper radiator hose

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/robert_c7b5aba9012a13b2

Feb 06, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

2001 Chevy Malibu hesitates after warming up? It seem more like a jerk or hestitation. When I release the gas, then press again it fine


The hesitation could be caused by your auto transmission. I'd check the fluid level first and smell it for a (strong) burnt odor. The fluid's color should be a sort of transparant reddish color. if the fluid is dark or brown, then there's a good chance of a severe tranny problem.
However, a fluid & filter change could also fix the problem.

Dec 15, 2014 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

2 Answers

Brake lights are not working but my back window brake light works and so do my tail lights and turn signals. 01 chevy malibu


if rear window stop light works has blown globes in other 2 tail and stop are different circuts fit 2 new globes only go in 1 way

Sep 16, 2013 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

What are the specs for the raker arms on a 2001 chevy malibu 3.1?


first pass ten pounds and then an additional thirty degrees, I would recommend medium blue loctite as well as i have had many of them come loose

Apr 27, 2013 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Does the 2001 chevy malibu have lug locks


No, they could have been dealer installed or previous owner.

Jan 05, 2013 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Water pump is leaking on my 2001 Chevy Malibu need instructions on how to relace


water pumps are preaty easy to replace just need to remove the belt and maby a mounting brackett but its straight forward from there. if you need to see this done i find youtube videos are helpfull just type in what you are looking for in this case you want how to change a water pump chevy malibu.. i hope this helps..

Jul 24, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

2 Answers

Rocker arm torque specs on a 2001 chevy malibu 3.1


Rocker arm torque specs for the bolts are 14 Nm (124 inch lbs.)

Apr 15, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Need to replace thermostat in 2001 chevy malibu. I don't know where it is and how to do it. I am hoping for a diagram.


follow the upper hose to where it meets the motor... that's your thermostat housing. here is a website with basic instructions on how to change it... if you need further assistance don't hesitate to ask.
http://www.auto-repair-help.com/auto_repair_tutorials/change_thermostat.php

please take a moment to rate this solution.. thanks

Apr 14, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

2 Answers

Where is the windshield reservoir tank in a 2001 Chevy Malibu


its upfront near the headlight and the only way to get it off is to take off the bumper and headlight/ If you want to do this I can explain/ let me know/ Please rate my response thank you very much

Jan 28, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Chevrolet Malibu Logo

1,349 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85222 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...