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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Need help with Installing Thermostat

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#1 lepetitprince


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Posted 26 June 2004 - 01:10 AM

Hi all. Today I received thermostat, thermostat gasket, and thermoswitch from subaruparts. Since my friend is out in a vacation, I decided to work by myself again. Took some time to look through FSM and Haynes repair book on replacing thermostat section. I decided to replace the thermoswitch first. Un-hooked the top hose from the radiator, then unscrewed the bolts that holds radiator from the body. With out draining its coolant, I tilt one side of the radiator toward driver side so I can reach down and replace the thermoswitch. Everything went smooth untill when I tried to unscrew the bolt that holds thermostat cover. I got about one and half turn and it wouldnt go further. I know if I force it I might break the bolt so I just there. screw back one and half turn and left. Of course I tried to some oil to loosen the bolt but that wouldnt work either. I need some advice how to un-screw that bolt out. What kind of tool I need or some kind of know-how skill.

#2 GLCraig



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Posted 26 June 2004 - 01:35 AM

Try truning the bolt back and forth, that will get it to free up most of the time

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