Car Care: How to Replace a Thermostat

Save a big repair bill with this simple fix

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Rags

You'll also need hose-clamping pliers, a plastic scraper and a drip pan

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • T-stat
  • Gasket
  • RTV sealant
  • Coolant