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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Coolant Thermostat Replacement (LUW)

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Engine Cooling / Thermostat / Engine Coolant Thermostat Replacement (LUW)

Removal Procedure

    Warning:

    Refer to Battery Disconnect Warning.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  2. Drain the coolant. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling.


  3. Disconnect the engine wiring harness connector (1) and retainers (2).

  4. Remove the wiring harness bracket nut (3) and bracket (4).

  5. If equipped, disconnect the thermostat heating element sensor (1) and remove the radiator inlet hose (2).

  6. Remove the thermostat housing retaining bolts (1).

  7. Remove the thermostat (1) and discard the seal (2).
Installation Procedure

    Fit the thermostat (1) to the thermostat housing using a NEW seal (2).
  1. Fit the thermostat (1) to the thermostat housing using a NEW seal (2).

  2. Caution:

    Refer to Fastener Caution.

  3. Install the thermostat (2) and tighten the thermostat bolts (1) to 10 Y (89 lb in)

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  4. Install the radiator inlet hose (2) and connect the thermostat heating element sensor (1).

  5. Install the wiring harness bracket (4) and tighten the nut (3) to 10 Y (89 lb in)

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  6. Connect the engine harness connector (1) and harness retainers (2) to the bracket.
  7. Refill the engine cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling.
  8. Connect the battery negative cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  9. Start the engine and check for coolant leaks.
Engine Coolant Thermostat Replacement (LUV)
Removal Procedure Drain the cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling. Remove the air cleaner outlet duct. Refer to Air Cleaner Outlet Duct Replacement. ...

Engine Coolant Thermostat Housing Installation
Caution: Refer to Engine Coolant Thermostat Housing Caution. Clean sealing surface. Install a NEW engine coolant thermostat housing seal. Install the engine coolant thermosta ...

Other materials:

Trunk Release
To lock or unlock the trunk from the inside, press or on the central locking switch or on the driver door switch. To open the trunk from inside the vehicle press . To lock the trunk from the outside press on the RKE transmitter. To open the trunk from outside of the vehicle: Pres ...

Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
These vehicle accessories may be used for up to 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: Audio System Power Windows Sunroof The power windows and sunroof will continue to work for up to 10 minutes or until any door is opened. The radio will work when the key is in ON/RUN or ACC/ACC ...

Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Equipment)
GM Recommended Tire Balancer Hunter RF33 Road Force balancer or equivalent with the following options: Auto Clamp – allows for centering repeatability and prevent damage to the wheel. Wheel Lift – helps prevent wheel damage and assists in the accuracy of the placeme ...

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