You have to remove the dashboard to get to it. Just use a flat head screwdriver to pop off the top of the flasher switch. We are using 5W30 oil now since some dumb hal … f dead looking mechanic guy who changed the oil last put it in It really does not get cold enough in North Carolina to need that grade of oil but so far the car has no problems and when I asked another mechanic, not lying idiot one, he said it should be ok for now. However, anyone who has disassembled exhaust components knows the nightmares waiting there; rusted fasteners are always difficult to remove and often break. I tried to start the demon capscrew first before positioning housing but it only got in the way. With that slot in the housing I thought it might be the way to go; didn't work.
There is no doubt that both capscrews have to be removed completely to free the housing for this method, despite the slotted hole. I purchased one of those ratchet type, boxed end wrenches with a swivel head to access the second capscrew. Check your power steering fluid first if it is not yourpower steering fluid then it could be a loose bolt on the oil panarea but if that is not it then most likely lower gasket. Ours said the best oil is 10W30, but in some very cold conditions 5W30 would be ok. It has a large black corrogated looking hose comming off it toward the engine Throttle Body.
Some suggest that the cross over pipe be removed first. Once the second capscrew was started, the rest all seemed easy; ten minutes it was all back together. You might think it should only take min … utes to replace the thermostat. Be sure to retrieve the rubber gasket washer from the old thermostat. Don't just take our word for it, check out our. You can't tighten the capscrew to get your wrench back! Due to the nature of the wrench and its ratchet feature, it will only turn the capscrew in one direction.
Use a screw driver carefully to put the thermostat back in place. Inspect the thermostat housing and capscrews for damage and replace, as required. You will be super excited about the new stylish look of your car, truck or suv! To replace the emergency flasher switch, there is no need to remove the front face of the dash. We used a slightly shorter capscrew M8 1. Once you've chosen the kit and finish, order the kit that you like and we will deliver it right to your door! Check the coolant level in the radiator. There may be an issue withthe electrical system not providing spark ….
We have a 2002 Impala. You will now notice that the housing has one hole and one slot. It has four screws that can be loosened by fingers to open it … up to remove and replace the filter. As it turns out this wasn't the case at all. Let the coolant flow out till you have a steady stream of coolant. It is a bit of a pain, but can get car to destination without towing or ripping console apart. It is the rectangular black plastic assembly forward behind the grill to the right of the radiator.
Also disconnect the sensor wires from the air cleaner boot and remove it too. Plug in new switch, push back into place and you are ready for your turn signals and emergency flashers to work. Leave the other end connected. The impala behind thepassenger tire out of view has a plastic shie … ld to help preventsnow, dirt and other road debris getting on the pulley area's goodidea however this plate rubs against the line and over time a pinhole the power steering fluid looks a lot like oil especiallyclean oil. It not definitive butits a start or call your local dealer about possible servicebulletins. As you back the capscrew out, you lose clearance between the head of the capscrew and cross over pipe to the point that you can't get your wrench off the capscrew.
In Hind site I believe that might be true. I then used a magnetic wand to help position the second capscrew in its threaded hole, but it took my wife's small hand to start the capscrew. On the top of the thermostat housing you will see a bleeder screw. Position the new thermostat in the intake manifold, spring side first. It takes all of 5 minutes to do this. Delicately place the thermostat housing over the thermostat and hopefully it will remain in place.
When you take out the two bolt for the thermostat housing the thermostat sits under the housing. I settled for disconnecting the three hoses from the coolant manifold tube and removing the one nut which stabilizes it on the thermostat end of the intake manifold. But due to the minimal amount of clearance between the thermostat housing and exhaust cross over pipe, it took me hours and my wife's small fingers. When in doubt it is probably located on the oil cap of the car what type of oil you need to put in. More than likely it will be knocked loose while trying to position the thermostat housing.
The engine could have oldmotor oil that is essentially mud and won't allow the pistons tomove. Then use needle nose or channel locks to pull remainer of switch out so it can be unplugged and replaced. The engine could be fully seized. Our dash kits for Chevrolet are simply and easily installed utilizing the included installation kit and instructions. Once the two capscrews are removed, a bit of twisting and turning of the thermostat housing and poking with a screw driver to separate the thermostat will allow both parts to come free. Fairly common problem with wiring in harness wearing due to motion of shifter.