- 1). Remove the tension band clamp from the radiator hose by squeezing the tension tabs together with a pair of pliers. With the tension released, pull the hose off the housing. A small amount of fluid could drain from the hose. To minimize this, hold the hose vertical to drain the fluid back into the Radiator.
- 2). Remove the three bolts that secure the housing to the engine with a socket and a ratchet. Pull upward on the housing to remove it from the engine.
- 3). Pull the old thermostat O-ring gasket out of the mating surface of the thermostat housing and replace it with a new one.
- 4). Pull the old thermostat out of the engine. Take note of the its orientation. The end with the spring rests inside the engine. Place the new thermostat into the engine in the same manner.
- 5). Place the thermostat housing over the thermostat and secure it by tightening the three bolts.
- 6). Push the radiator hose back onto the thermostat housing and secure it with the tension clamp.