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Old 07-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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Angry Thermostat housing

What should I do I just took my car in and they said that the thermostat housing was cracked.....It would be like $418 or something like that. does that sound right? what should I do??

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pm b161991sir on here... he will get you one for a GOOD deal. he works at a dealer in the parts dept. This is something you can def do yourself and save the $$$ and feel better about it cuz you know you did it. There are how to's on this too. Do a quick search on the subject and you will find a lot of info on it.
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I would just buy the part and do it myself! its so simple! and when you finish it you would feel good knowing you did it yourself!
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What should I do I just took my car in and they said that the thermostat housing was cracked.....It would be like $418 or something like that. does that sound right? what should I do??

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I had mine changed at Earnhart ford in chandler for like 150 bucks.

Not sure why you want to stay local, you will get more responces in the technical forums.
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ok its ok to move....
Ya i just found out that the powertrain warranty is transferable so i got that transfered but it will take about a couple of days to a couple of weeks....
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$418 is a ripoff. Shouldnt take no more than an hour.

Its really easy to replace that part. If you can coast it down to the valley I'll do it for you.
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Ya it is. It seems like it might be leaking again.... I dont know what to do about it anymore.
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Talking Plz Read!!!!!

Do not pay for them new housings. If it is internally cracked around the o ring I have a solution for you all! I was personally tired of it so I found a cheap self fix that anyone with a few tools can take care of in about 30 minutes or less depending on your mechanical know how and experience.

What you need?

Go down to your local Advanced Auto or AutoZone or what ever your local parts store is and buy a $4 roll of rubber cork for making gaskets. Make sure it is the kind for sealing water or oil. Very inportant!

What to do?

Remove battery and battery box. Like 3 to 4 bolts total. At least on my foci.
Disconnect the 4 hoses on the thermostat housing. Remove the 3 bolts connecting the housing to the cyclinder head.
Now cut a piece or the rubber cork into a square and tuck the one side under the metal flap ( see picture )


(at bottom of pic is the metal flap. the cork should slide right in which will hold it in place durring instal)

Now carefully cut an hole in the middle where the water will flow through. Does not need to be exact size of the opeinging. leave a little overlapping. then shove the bolts through the bolt holes backwards so that you have punctured them and made a opeing to get them back through when you reinstall.

Now just reinstall the housing and torc it to about 4lbs / 4 and a half pounds somewhere in there should do it. dont want to crack the external housing. reconnect all your hoses and put battery box and battery back in and you should be good to go... PS dont forget to replenish your coolant since much has been lost in this process, also good idea to have a catch pan under your car for all the spillage you will lose.

my car has been running fine. only scare was my thermostat was stuck close for about 30 minutes but finally started working again. being that im in florida i might just remove it completely but not right now. Save yourself the money and try this out. been holding up for me very well. anyquestions just email me at david_kneece@falconmail.daytonastate.edu I will be happy to answer
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teamksr, thanks for posting that, very helpful.
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