THERMOSTAT REMOVAL


  1. REMOVE FRONT FENDER SPLASH SHIELD SUB-ASSEMBLY LH


    1. A01588F

      Remove the 3 bolts and screw.

    2. Turn the clip indicated by the arrow in the illustration to remove the front fender splash shield sub-assembly LH.

  2. REMOVE FRONT FENDER SPLASH SHIELD SUB-ASSEMBLY RH


    1. A0159SG

      Remove the 3 bolts and 2 screws.

    2. Turn the clip indicated by the arrow in the illustration to remove the front fender splash shield sub-assembly RH.

  3. REMOVE NO. 1 ENGINE UNDER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A0157XJ

      Remove the 10 bolts and No. 1 engine under cover.

  4. DRAIN ENGINE COOLANT

    CAUTION:

    Do not remove the radiator cap while the engine and radiator are still hot. Pressurized, hot engine coolant and steam may be released and cause serious burns.

    A01554XE01
    Text in Illustration
    *1 Radiator Reservoir *2 Radiator Cap
    *3 Radiator Drain Cock Plug *4 Cylinder Block Water Drain Cock Plug
    *a for Type A *b for Type B

    1. for Type A:

      Loosen the radiator drain cock plug and 2 cylinder block water drain cock plugs.

    2. for Type B:

      Loosen the radiator drain cock plug and cylinder block water drain cock plug.

    3. Remove the radiator cap. Then drain the coolant.

      Tech Tips

      Collect the coolant in a container and dispose of it according to the regulations in your area.

    4. for Type A:

      Tighten the 2 cylinder block water drain cock plugs.

      Torque:
      13 N*m  { 130 kgf*cm, 9 ft.*lbf }
    5. for Type B:

      Tighten the cylinder block water drain cock plug.

      Torque:
      13 N*m  { 130 kgf*cm, 9 ft.*lbf }
    6. Tighten the radiator drain cock plug by hand.

  5. REMOVE V-BANK COVER


    1. A0159TNE01
      Text in Illustration
      *1 Pin
      *2 Hook

      Raise the front of the V-bank cover to detach the 2 pins. Then remove the 2 V-bank cover hooks from the bracket, and remove the V-bank cover.

  6. DISCONNECT NO. 2 RADIATOR HOSE


    1. A0158QV

      Disconnect the No. 2 radiator hose.

  7. REMOVE WATER INLET WITH THERMOSTAT

    Tech Tips

    If the thermostat is not installed, cooling efficiency decreases. Even if the engine tends to overheat, do not remove the thermostat.


    1. A01583D

      Remove the 3 nuts, the water inlet with thermostat, and the gasket.