The thermostat only goes in one way. If you install it backwards it won't sit all the way into the housing.howru said:You got to look at the shop manual to do it, otherwise you can mistake the orientation of the thermostat.
In fcat the thermostat can be defective in two different ways :oibone781 said:could this be the problem for the overheating?
88 LE said:The thermostat only goes in one way. If you install it backwards it won't sit all the way into the housing.
There is an orientation problem. see below:
1. PLACE THERMOSTAT IN WATER INLET
(a) Install a new gasket to the thermostat.
(b) Align the jiggle valve of the thermostat with the protrusion
of the water inlet, and insert the thermostat in the water
The jiggle valve may be set within 5¡ã of either side of the prescribed
2. INSTALL WATER INLET AND THERMOSTAT
Install the water inlet and thermostat with the 2 nuts.
Torque: 8.8 N¡¤m (90 kgf¡¤cm, 78 in.¡¤lbf)
3. w/ Oil Cooler:
INSTALL OIL FILTER (See page LU¨C2)
4. FILL WITH ENGINE COOLANT
5. START ENGINE AND CHECK FOR COOLANT LEAKS
6. CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL