Chevy Venture Thermostat Replacement

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Danny alber: Thanks for this video, even if i dont understand russian. I will try this tomorrow and save 1000 swedish kr.

Fried Souls: I just did this I was afraid I would have to take the exhaust out

426 biggie: not only does he do the whole thing in russian, most of the time his hand is in the way so you can't even see the procedure, g-wiz.

426 biggie: wheres this done at the kremlin?

Robert NCC: I sure wish I could understand a single damn word he said. I guess all the Russian mechanics will benefit greatly.

William Kihn: you showed the throttle body in you hands after disconnecting it. Inside the chamber that the throttle body bolts to there is a buildup of carbon in the center of mine. Do you recommend cleaning this out with cleaner.

William Kihn: how are you getting the hose off of the line that runs up behind the brake reservoir?

William Kihn: why are you explaining this in Russian. Your written responses are English. Looks like your good at what your going but I have no idea what you're saying

martind586: at 25.41 they make a " bent " wrench you can use to get to the 2nd bolt - you may not have to take off some of that stuff he did! p.s. Id replace with a stuck open ( if it goes bad )thermostat - so if it goes bad at least it will be stuck open and save the motor from damage.

wizzin bya: This is the best video for replacing the thermostat, actually for removing the thermostat...removing the throttle body makes removing thermostat much much easier...takes only a few minutes and saves much knuckle banging and hassle. Thank you Sergey for the video!

ed nja: I just did the same job.  I didn't remove the cruise control.   I didn't remove the air filter box (the big one), I didn't remove the steel water pipe, I didn't remove the connector from the EGR valve, but I did remove everything else that he removed.   I didn't use silicone.   I used a curved wrench to remove the bottom bolt from the thermostat housing.   The bottom bolt doesn't have to be removed completely, but it has to be loosened all the ways almost to the point of coming out so there's room to move the housing between the thermostat and the head of the bolt.   Most of the loosening and tightening can be done by hand, with left fingers from the top and left fingers from underneath the cross pipe - that is if the threads are clean enough to allow being turned by hand.  The Hayne's manual is wrong about removing the cross pipe.   The hardest part of the job is the stress felt when trying to get at the bottom bolt and wondering the best way of doing it.   To remove the cross pipe you have to remove bolts at the back of the engine that aren't accessible without tilting the engine and even then it would be difficult to get at.   it's best to remove the throttle body and buy a new throttle body gasket for $3.   One thing not shown on the video is re-installing a tube that he pulled out at 7:34 from the top of the air intake duct.  The other end of this tube goes into a hole at the back of the engine.   What I did was put the end back into the top of the intake duct then I used a mirror and flash light to look for a hole near the other end.  Then I was able to reach behind and force the hose back to where it goes.   It helps to install the back end of the hose first and then install the intake duct end.   It's a good idea to make note of the location of this hose before removing it along with the intake duct.   I used a camera to take pictures during disassembly just in case I forget where something goes.

ed nja: Was it really necessary to put silicone sealant on the thermostat/thermostat housing  gasket?

J.J. “Grizz” Pinckney: at 16:20...that vice grip pliers is the my set

TheActivetutu: Now I don't feel so bad paying almost $500 in labor for a $30 part....

kim crow: If you are about to do all of this...DON'T! remove the over flow reservoir, air filter COVER and hose going to throttle body, remove throttle body and BAM access to both bolts on the thermostat housing using an S shaped 13mm wrench worked best for me on the back one.

Rob Henderson: Just shoot me in the head!  I would end up setting the van on fire before going through all this crap.  Goes to show you: this is a pain in the rear end no matter what language you hear it in. Well done repair video.

Orange76: Thank you for the video. It helped me with a couple of problems, one of them; removing the throttle body and the other gaining more access to the EGR valve.

Carlos Mansilla: We did this replacement yesterday, no need to take half the car apart take off the air filter housing and use an open wrench/rachet combo to take off the bottom bolt, a bit tricky but can be done , then the upper bolt and the thermostat comes out, put the new one in and you are done.

Brieanna Mann: I want the designers name so I casn track him down and kick him in the nuts!!!

Joe D: Too much work for a thermostat replacement. GM should cover this part lifetime with a free one time replacement just for the fact that they had some dumb ass design the location of the thermostat, with GM approving it!

My 2003 Venture only has heat when driving. When i am at a stop i have no heat and the thermostat gauge starts moving hotter. I replaced the radiator and still have the same problem. Next i was thinking of changing the cabin filter located behind the glove compartment. Not sure what is causing the problem.. Head gasket, water pump, thermostat? Any suggestions out there?
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