Do not listen to guy who said follow the top radiator hose. Any attempt Vehicles repair is Vehicles futile and results in replacement in a short time. Instead, the thermostat sits vertically. Once the removed, pull the shop towel out of the hole. Pull the radiator hose from the thermostat housing with a slight twisting motion.
Set the thermostat housing in place over the thermostat and hand-thread its retaining bolts. Leading up to this incident, when accelerating from a stop, when pressing on gas pedal, car does not engage and appears to die out; fortunately it catches and continues on. A review of Nissan websites has reflected a persistent problem with this specific vehicle. Replacement brand parts are the most affordable solution for all of your replacement needs! Take of the bracket with the pulley. I also had to remove the whole bed liner.
He says he has driven the car but, can't guarantee this will not happen again. Remove the six bolts securing the splash guard using a ratchet and socket. Slide the new thermostat in place in the mounting. Once the belt is out of the way, you should be able to reach the thermostat housing. Also, the working space to reassemble is a bit cramped with the radiator fan and dipstick tube somewhat in your way. Car engine would turn on when started but as soon as you engage the transmission by moving from park to drive, and press the gas pedal, car engine would again cut off.
The cover can be found by tracing the radiator hose to the location on the engine where it connects to the intake manifold. On the 2001 Nissan Xterra V6 engine you follow the bottom radiator hose and that leads to the thermostat. Remove the two bolts securing the thermostat housing using a ratchet and socket, and pull the housing from the engine. Hey Q45 folk, My temperature gauge started fluctuating in my 1999 Q45 recently. Your Xterra was built tough to handle brutal driving conditions in both the city and the country.
Slide your coolant drain pan directly beneath the thermostat housing. I want to thank you for the info on the thermostat. Lower the Jetta to the ground. The component connecting the hose to the engine is the thermostat housing. With a wrench, remove the bolts that hold the housing in place and lift it off of the thermostat. Push the clamp down on the hose until it is on the neck of the housing. Make sure you use the correct coolant from Nissan, I had no idea there was organic and hybrid and this and that.
The whole panel with the glove box comes out easily by removing a few screws along the bottom of the panel and pulling with firm pressure toward the rear of the vehicle. Raise the Jetta off the jack stands using a floor jack, and remove the jack stands. Why you would need to remove upper and lower hoses as well as all the drive belts I have no idea but am guessing they are in the way. So I had to partially remove my plenum to remove the non rent paying tenant. This is a very dangerous situation, as car could stall out while moving. Then you apply the new gasket maker to the housing and seat the housing over the new thermostat and bolt down the housing. Use a lil gasket cement to hold gasket onto houseing when reinstalling on engine so … it wont fall off.
Then use another dry shop rag to go over the area once more including the flat mounting surface of the thermostat housing. Rotate the thermostat so the thin metal strip on the exposed side of the thermostat is in a vertical position. Tighten the cap onto the coolant overflow tank, and turn the heater and air conditioner controls to the off position. Cant remember if you have to take the timing belt cover off to get it out. Follow the top radiator hose until it meets the engine. In the front of the engine you can follow the top hose from the radiator and it will lead you directly to the thermostat. It should take 10 minutes to fully drain.
Reapply sealant to the cover add new thermostat and reinstall bolts. Or you can remove the radiator fan and separate the thermostat housing from the lower radiator hose. Once we have your order in place, we'll process it with quickness and accuracy and soon have your Nissan thermostat on the way. Guide a new thermostat into the engine with the spring side of the thermostat going into the engine. The thermostat has no parts that can be fixed or replaced. The mechanic suggested that the Nissan-issued re-built distributors are the problem. This is nothing to fool around with and I'm lucky that I didn't cause or get involved in an accident.