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How To Replace Thermostat 01-07 Volvo V70

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How To Replace Thermostat 01-07 Volvo V70

Created on: 2013-08-02

Watch this video to learn how to replace the cooling system thermostat on your 01-07 Volvo V70.

  1. step 1 :Draining the Coolant
    • Twist off the coolant bottle cap
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Loosen the 13mm drain plug bolt from the radiator
    • Allow the coolant to drain
    • Tighten the 13mm drain plug bolt into the radiator
  2. step 2 :Removing the Thermostat
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws from the engine cover
    • Remove the two T40 bolts from the thermostat housing
    • Pull the thermostat housing aside
    • Pull the thermostat up and out
  3. step 3 :Installing the Thermostat
    • Put the thermostat into place
    • Put the thermostat housing into place
    • Insert the two T40 bolts into the thermostat housing
    • Put the engine cover into place
    • Insert the two T30 bolts into the engine cover
  4. step 4 :Refilling the Coolant
    • Add coolant to the coolant bottle using a funnel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Funnel

    Drain Pan

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

    T40 Bit

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video we're going to show you how to replace a thermostat on a 2002 Volvo V70 non-turbo, fundamentally the same operation for 2001 through 2007 as well as the 2001 through 2007 Volvo S60 non-turbo. You'll need a Torx 30 socket, a Torx 40 socket and a socket wrench.

Locate and remove the coolant reservoir bottle cap. Underneath the driver's front of the radiator you'll find a plastic, hollow bolt, which is the coolant drain. Use a 13mm socket and socket extension to drain the coolant. After about 1/2 gallon has come out go ahead and reinstall the coolant bottle cap to make the coolant stop coming out. Then, go ahead with your 13mm socket and extension and hand tighten it, not too tight. It is plastic on plastic.

On the right side of the engine furthest to the passenger side on the top of the value cover you're going to find two Torx 30 screws, go ahead and remove those. I'll fast forward as I do that. Then to get the cover up out of the way you're going to have two little clips on either side of it. Press them out and pull the cover off. With that cover out of the way, you'll locate the two Torx 40 bolts that hold the thermostat housing on. Remove those. With the thermostat housing now free, pull it out of the way and pull your thermostat up and out. Install the thermostat and then the thermostat housing and upper hose and go ahead and reinstall the Torx 40 bolts. I'll go and fast forward as I tighten those up. Install that plastic cover and tighten up your two Torx 30 bolts.

Use a funnel with a screen to catch any debris that's going to go into your coolant reservoir. Go ahead and fill your coolant. I will fast forward as I finish that up.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Funnel
  • Drain Pan

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver
  • T40 Bit


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