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How To Replace Thermostat 98-06 Suzuki XL-7 27L

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How To Replace Thermostat 98-06 Suzuki XL-7 27L

Created on: 2014-02-26

Learn how to replace the thermostat in your Suzuki XL-7 with this video from 1A Auto. The expert mechanics will show you the steps to do it yourself.

  1. step 1 :Draining the Coolant
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Twist off the radiator cap
    • Loosen the radiator drain plug with pliers
    • Allow the coolant to drain
    • Tighten the radiator drain plug
  2. step 2 :Removing the Thermostat
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Remove the two 12mm nuts from the radiator hose
    • Pull back the radiator hose
    • Pry out the thermostat with a flat blade screwdriver
  3. step 3 :Installing the Thermostat
    • Put the gasket onto the thermostat
    • Put the thermostat into place with the valve on the top
    • Put the radiator hose into place
    • Fasten the two 12mm nuts onto the radiator hose
  4. step 4 :Refilling the Coolant
    • Add coolant to the radiator using a funnel
    • Twist on the radiator cap

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Funnel

    Drain Pan

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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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 the thermostat on this 2002 Suzuki XL7 with the 2.7 liter V6 engine. The items you'll need for this are a 12mm socket and ratchet, a drain pan, a flat blade screwdriver, a funnel, and a bottle of coolant.

Start off by removing your radiator cap. Right here is your coolant drain. You just want to twist this and it will drain out the coolant. If it's difficult to turn, use a pair of pliers. You want to make sure you have a drip pan underneath it. When it stops draining, tighten it back up.

Your thermostat is located right in here. You want to remove these two 12mm nuts. We'll fast foward as Don breaks them free with the socket and ratchet, and then removes them the rest of the way by hand. Once those are removed, pull back this hose, and using a flat blade screwdriver, pry the thermostat out making sure that the drip pan's underneath it - and it pulls out.

Take your new thermostat and make sure that this gasket's in place. Pull back that hose and put the thermostat into place with the valve on the top. Push the hose back into place and replace those two 12mm nuts. We'll just fast foward as Don does this.

Then using a funnel, replace the coolant. Replace your radiator cap and you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Funnel
  • Drain Pan

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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