1992 Honda Accord LX Thermostat Removal

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I am trying to locate where the thermostat is located to replace w/ a new one.

posted by  rramirezjr34

Look in Arvada or Boulder. :ohcrap: I can see why you haven't received a reply. If you don't even have a clue where the thermostat should be located, you have no business dicking with your vehicle. I'm just a smartass, trying to be nice. :laughing:Take it to a mechanic. you'll thank yourself later.

posted by  lectroid

In most cases, the thermostat will be in a housing that can be located by following the upper radiator hose back to its connection point on the engine. The thermostat's job is to regulate coolant flow through the radiator, and this can easily be accomplished by placing the stat in line at the water outlet to the radiator. The lower radiator hose usually goes to the low-pressure (inlet) side of the water pump.

posted by  cpprioli

CPPRIOLI,

Thank you! I found it and replaced it. My heater is now working. Thank you so much for your help! If there's ever a need or have any questions in regards to Mortgages feel free to buz me

posted by  rramirezjr34

Lectroid,

I'm glad you got a laugh. Your right it is good for your health. I actually found it and replaced it. Take care man and keep on laughing!!

P.S. Nice Car!

rramirezjr34

posted by  rramirezjr34

Man,you are totally amazing. You are in the wrong business. You should be an auto tech.You have to be one of the fastest learners I have ever had the pleasure to run into. Glad it's on the net. :thumbs:

posted by  lectroid

Hey guys,
I tried to find the thermostat on my 1992 Honda Accord Lx and was unsuccessful. I followed the uppermost host that is about a foot long that goes from my radiator to my engine... no thermostat in that one... without recommending taking it to a mechanic ;) can anyone point me in the right direction or post a pic??

Many thanks....
Spell

Edit: By the way, heat is not working, temp. gauge wont even go above the "c".....

posted by  Spellbound

Well, if the coolant level is correct and you are having that problem you are looking at two likely causes. First off being a bad thermostat which you are apparently going after, and second off being a blockage.

posted by  DodgeRida67

if it was there is blockage wouldn't it get hot, and go way above "C"?

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

If there is no circulation due to a blockage, the overly hot coolant wouldn't reach the temp. sender. And... it won't get to the heater core. Not very likely to happen. That's why I listed it last.

posted by  DodgeRida67

temp sensor are on the block so unless the sensor is hooped , if there is no coolant touching it it will rise to hot, and if overly hot coolant is touching it... well it should read hot.

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

MAAAYYHH GAWWWD at all the helpful bitches here!!!! I just wish there were so many helpful bitches walking the way!!!!!!

You guys are helpful...n funny too...cheers :laughing:

posted by  Blue_Frog

Thanks for all of the input guys. I think it is the thermostat, but I will check about the blockage.

So anyone wanna help me with the location of the thermostat (question in previous post)???

posted by  Spellbound

Sensors need coolant flow to read. Just because the block is hot doesnt mean it will read off of the block. If that is what you mean...

posted by  DodgeRida67

ok so once again follow your upper rad hose(the big basterd near the top of the rad) all the way to the engine block. take off the spring clamp or the hose clamp, move the hose aside cuz the thermostat is not inside the hose, now your left with a housing, there will be 2 bolts on either side of the housing, probably 12 or 14mm socket or wrench and pull the bolts out, the gasket might be a little stuck, make sure nothing else is holding it on first and just tap it off, inside will be a metal disc with a pellet and a spring(that would be her) grab it throw it in the garbage and put a new one in, honda's are somewhat tricky lining up the gasket and thermostat squarely in the housing, i just take a rubber band and loop it through the t-stat stick a pencil through it and wind it snug , bang there ya go , hands free and the t-stat will stay in place while you line up the housing, put some thread sealer on the bolts if you want and tourque it evenly, fill the system with coolant(and water mix)i think your car even has a bleed nipple on the housing just after the t-stat housing so open that bleed nipple and bleed the air out of the systems.

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

a sensor will read the temp of the inside of my but if i stuck it there, but there isn't any coolant up there... at least i hope not. but the air inside the block or the head or wherever the sensor is will read air temp, and air temp will be alot hotter than coolant inside of your engine,... thats kinda what i meant, sorry for the misunderstanding

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

Thanks BANFF. Interestingly, this is exactly what I did earlier. Followed the upper radiator hose to engine. The bolts took a 12mm socket. One on top and one on bottom. Took those off, and removed the hose clamp. I looked inside that housing and I could not find the thermostat in there. Either I missed it, or it was not there.... Is that possible?

posted by  Spellbound

cool.... i dunno but where i live you don't make it far without a thermostat, the housing that is just after the one you took off, does it look like theres a thermomstat in there? maybe the guy b4 you took it out for some stupid reason, i've never lived in a climate area that doesn't get -35 or -40 degrees celsius during the winter, so ive never encountered your situation.

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

So just to double check I pulled that housing off again last night. I can see the temp sensor screwed into the side of this housing. This may sound crazy, but there is no thermostat there. The opening in the housing isn't even round, its more kidney shaped. The proper thermostat (which I have) won't even fit inside the housing. Note: my housing doesn't look anything close to what is supposed to (apparently): http://oem.thepartsbin.com/parts/thepartsbin/viewImage.jsp?image=img.thepar tsbin.com/live/G4011120685AIR.JPG

Any ideas would be appreciated. Replace the housing..??

posted by  Spellbound

I have the same problem as the person above me. I drive for 10 minutes and the gauge goes to the middle, then jumps to red hot immediately. I did all the stuff suggested and the thermostat isn't there. The hose part is kidney shaped. But my car is not an LX, it's an EX. Does that make a difference? Where I live it gets really hot, so I doubt that I've been driving all this time without a thermostat. Weird. Please help.
:ohcrap: :banghead:

posted by  poetic174

Anyone?.. Anyone?... Bueler :)

posted by  Spellbound

i've looked and looked and looked, unless someone has monkeyed around and swaped stuff, just after the housing should be a round hole with a round rubber gasket and a round thermostat. it should be there.... take a pic if you can

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

well i'll be the first to admit i gave false information and feel like a complete a-hole, your cars probably have the thermomstat in the housing attached to the lower rad hose not the upper :doh: so sorry, im a dick. hope you read this and find your problem, we kept saying follow upper rad hose. what a bunch of dicks

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

The thermostat in a 1992 HONDA accord is in the housing where the lower coolant hose meets the engine block. You may have to move the air intake hose to get access. The housing is on the passenger side top rear of the engine, behind the valve cover. I have an F22A1 motor in my car, yours may be different, but I doubt it. Hope this helps.

posted by  moneybone

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