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Robhump68
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Dec 6, 2016, 10:10 AM

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Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

I just bought a 1998 Isuzu rodeo. 3.2 V62 wheel drive.
My thermostat is stuck open. Is it true that it's a 4-6 hour job because the intake has to come off?


Hammer Time
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Dec 6, 2016, 10:31 AM

Post #2 of 10 (605 views)
Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

No, it's not. The flat rate is 1.8hr.

REMOVAL
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Drain engine coolant from the radiator and engine.
  3. Disconnect radiator hose from the inlet pipe.
  4. Remove thermostat housing.
  5. Remove thermostat (2).




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Robhump68
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Dec 6, 2016, 10:52 AM

Post #3 of 10 (590 views)
Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

Is the thermostat under the intake?


Hammer Time
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Dec 6, 2016, 10:55 AM

Post #4 of 10 (586 views)
Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

It's partially covered at the front of the intake but the intake doesn't have to be removed to get it out.



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Robhump68
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Dec 6, 2016, 10:57 AM

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Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

Difficulty? 1-10 scale!


Hammer Time
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Dec 6, 2016, 11:18 AM

Post #6 of 10 (568 views)
Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

I don't know, maybe a 5.

Having the right tools makes a difference.



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Robhump68
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Dec 6, 2016, 11:24 AM

Post #7 of 10 (563 views)
Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

Seems like an excessive amount of work for a 7$ part, and one that is always going to need replaced, doesn't it?


Robhump68
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Dec 6, 2016, 11:25 AM

Post #8 of 10 (561 views)
Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

Thank you for your time!


Hammer Time
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Dec 6, 2016, 11:44 AM

Post #9 of 10 (554 views)
Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

You say that like that really matters to the engineers.

Believe me, we see much worse.



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dr.donut
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Dec 8, 2016, 9:05 AM

Post #10 of 10 (527 views)
Re: Thermostat on 98 Rodeo Sign In

buy a quality one , spend the little extra so that you don't have to do it again






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