is the thermostat located in the upper radiator hose justs sitting in the waterpump housing? waht tools will ineed once the thermostat is visable

Asked by May 15, 2012 at 05:43 PM about the Buick Regal

Question type: Car Customization

car is loosing water have to fill ever other day sometimes daily replaced the waterpump and got a new thermostat but had to use car so put it back together with out replacing with new stat..still running hot if no water is leaking on ground where is it going.....new i should have just changed the stat to begin with cuse it sometimes get hot rapidly sitting still or in motion then will sudenly go back to norm

3 Answers

14,125

Yes I would change the thermostat ASAP. If you overheat your engine you'll really have issues and major expense. The coolant could just be going to the overflow reservoir. Then when the engine cools it draws it back to radiator. Your thermostat is sticking that's why it is acting erratically.

14,125

Oh yes and the thermostat is in the housing that connects to the upper radiator hose. You'll need socket set, combination wrenches, scraper and some RTV gasket sealer.

3 people found this helpful.
25

Depending on which way the flow of your radiator is some are top flow some are bottom thermostat is usually located on the opposite side of the water pump. another thing to check if you have water leaks are your cooling hoses and the heating systen radiator located under the dash board

Your Answer:

Regal

Looking for a Used Regal in your area?

CarGurus has 3,607 nationwide Regal listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Buick Regal Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    450
  • #2
    dvigano
    Reputation
    430
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick LaCrosse
218 Great Deals out of 11,301 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
617 Great Deals out of 51,472 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
507 Great Deals out of 26,037 listings starting at $995
Used Buick Verano
92 Great Deals out of 3,403 listings starting at $5,000
Used Dodge Charger
363 Great Deals out of 29,926 listings starting at $1,900
Used Buick Regal Sportback
3,782 listings starting at $19,500
Used Honda Accord
692 Great Deals out of 102,440 listings starting at $849
Used Chevrolet Camaro
260 Great Deals out of 27,195 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Fusion
786 Great Deals out of 62,461 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Camry
853 Great Deals out of 70,923 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
309 Great Deals out of 40,138 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
3 Great Deals out of 981 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler 300
414 Great Deals out of 18,861 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Maxima
248 Great Deals out of 17,109 listings starting at $1,900
Used Cadillac CTS
165 Great Deals out of 7,271 listings starting at $1,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.