2001 buick century thermostat replacement

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Old 10-16-07, 05:56 PM
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2001 buick century thermostat replacement

Found the housing, but am afraid the intake plenum has to come off. Please confirm yes or no. And if so, how does this assmbly come off. Any (links to) online procedures and or diagrams would be greatly apprerciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-16-07, 06:11 PM
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The intake manifold does not need to come off. The thermostat housing bolts may be tough to get at for you, but have patience.

1. Remove the air cleaner assembly.

2. Drain the cooling system.

3. Remove radiato hose from thermostat housing.

4. Remove the thermostat housing bolts (2).

5. Remove housing and replace thermostat.

Reverse proceedure and top off coolant.
 
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Old 10-16-07, 06:58 PM
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What engine.........3.1L or 3.8L?

Hope it's a 3.1L......fairly easy.
 
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Old 10-17-07, 10:49 AM
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i would lay odds he looking at the 3.1 and seeint it buried under the t-body and behind the crossover pipe

u can still get it out without taking the intake off
 
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Old 10-17-07, 11:24 AM
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Thanks folks for the help. I think the engine is the 3.1
Great advice thought that intake was going to have to come off. I'll let you know how goes
 
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Old 10-17-07, 12:49 PM
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I have come across an online auto repair manual called the Mitchel1. Do you guys know about this? It cost $9.99 but looks like that price could rise depending on what it i syou want . Let me know if you think this would be a good thing and worth the price.
 
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Old 10-17-07, 05:04 PM
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Its a 3.1. They didn't put the 3.8 in these Centurys.

As far as your manual question, I think you'd be better off purchasing a book instead. They are reasonably priced and cover pretty much every repair, plus, you'll always have it on hand.
 
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Old 10-18-07, 08:55 AM
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Yep I think I'll skip the online version. I'm always working on different vehicles, and it looks like I'd have to pay each time I had a question on a different vehicle. I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, but I went to the library and pulled the Chiltons on this vehicle and everything you said was there. Thanks again.
 
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