Where is the thermostat on a 1997 Nissan truck 2.4L engine
My mechanic recently informed me that I needed to replace my thermostat. We briefly met under the hood of my truck and he assured me that the repair was similar to other thermostat replacements I had done (once) some twenty years past. I asked that he confirm the location of the T-stat, and he pointed out the most logical area at the engine block side of the upper radiator hose. Now empowered with knowledge and some self confidence, I tore into my truck only to find no T-stat at that location. After serveral hours on the net, I found a contradiction of results. 60% say on the upper hose and 40% say on the lower hose. The latter of the two requires a great deal more labor and disassembly of the cooling system, removal of drive belts and at the least the removal of the power steering pump to access the water outlet/thermost
Thanks oldturkey03, I already have the manual and it does'nt specify the "UPPER" hose. Alas, after wrestling with the p/s pump to allow access to the bolts securing the lower water inlet, I removed the "BOTTOM" radiator hose & water inlet. It was there that I found my thermostat. Thanks again for your assistance. In case it help others to avoid the levels of research I so enjoyed, here are the particulars of my truck.
1997 4x2 XE KING CAB
134hp 2.4liter SOHC 4cyl
Engine Type: Ka24e
Hope this info comes in handy
Just checked the manual on the 1997 D21 engine. The thermostat is in the housing that the UPPER radiator hose connects to.
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