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have a 2007 Versa SL. check engine soon light popped (0128) need to change my thermostat. does anyone know exactly where it is located, at the end of the top hose to the engine block, nestled in next to all the air ducting or the bottom hose to the block? thanks
 

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Jacl3 many thanks, good thing I found this board and asked before I went and removed the wrong thing. I keep forgetting the engine is mounted sideways. if I'm reading the diagram correctly it seems as it is easier to get to than I originally thought, thank you again for the help.
 

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No problem, and I haven't changed mine yet but yes it should be pretty easy as I have done it on cars with a similar setup
hey Jacl: Murphy's law to over. I was unable to get to the lower bolt.I'm thinking I may need one of those swivel extensions to get around my oil filter, I really don't want to remove the oil filter as I just changed my oil. I tried every angle i could possibly think of. the radiator also doesn't have the old standard drain petcock. it is a screw on the drivers side of the radiator. I had to take that lower cowling off to even access it. all in all a learning experience. I needed the car so all I did was just replace the antifreeze, I may try again tomorrow when I have the whole day. Any Ideas?
 

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Does the whole thermostat housing need to come off, is that what you are trying to do? (Sorry if I misunderstood). To me it looks like if you disconect the lower radiator hose (#3 in the diagram) and then remove the bolt off the water inlet (#4) would you be able to take out the thermostat? Does it have to come out through the water pump side? Is this what you did or were you removing the whole housing? I will take a look on my car tomorrow to see (I am not going to remove anything) but I will see if I see the problem you mention
 

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No problem, and I haven't changed mine yet but yes it should be pretty easy as I have done it on cars with a similar setup
Mine is a 2007 also, and I haven't changed mine either.



Does the whole thermostat housing need to come off, is that what you are trying to do? (Sorry if I misunderstood). To me it looks like if you disconect the lower radiator hose (#3 in the diagram) and then remove the bolt off the water inlet (#4) would you be able to take out the thermostat? Does it have to come out through the water pump side? Is this what you did or were you removing the whole housing? I will take a look on my car tomorrow to see (I am not going to remove anything) but I will see if I see the problem you mention
I think he was not able to remove one bolt off the water inlet because the oil filter was on the way and he couldn't go around it....or something.

we'll find out tomorrow, I want to look at it tomorrow too to see where the thermostat is located
 

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yes the thermostat housing sits right above the oil filter( looking at it from underneath) and right next to the oil dipstick( looking from the top). the top bolt was cake once I removed the overflow bottle( just pulls up and out of the way. I may just have to bite the bullet and remove my oil filter. it also doesn't help having sausage fingers.
 

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Ok gang update time. once I switched to a deep well 12mm socket and a universal(swivel)snaked it right around that pesky oil filter. swapped out thermostats total time about 30-45 minutes.check engine light disappeared, car now takes a minute or 2 to warm up vs forever. thanks for the responses.
 

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Ok gang update time. once I switched to a deep well 12mm socket and a universal(swivel)snaked it right around that pesky oil filter. swapped out thermostats total time about 30-45 minutes.check engine light disappeared, car now takes a minute or 2 to warm up vs forever. thanks for the responses.
that's awesome man! :thumb2:
where did you get the new thermostat? was it like a 180F or something
 

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that's awesome man! :thumb2:
where did you get the new thermostat? was it like a 180F or something
Hey Blu, I got mine from rockauto.com, it is a Beck/Arnley part # 1430824 and comes with the o ring gasket. the one I bought is slightly longer than the factory issued and is rated @ 180F. if you want original I also looked at mynissanparts.com
 

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This is an awesome thread for the DIYers! I may need this someday, thanks!
 

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Great news! Thanks for the update, this thread already shows up in google when searching for this so hopefully it will help people in the future
Actually Jacl the the diagram you put up for me saved me from a lot of unnecessary work because when I googled thermostat removal all the videos that I found shows thermostats on rear wheel drive autos where the thermostats ran off the upper radiator hose into the block and I couldn't find anything out side this forum that addressed the Versa specifically. had I not found this forum I would have followed the generic instructions and ended up kicking myself in the ass forever for disassembling the wrong part. So a huge pat on the back to all in this forum for your assistance.
 

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Awesome thread! People working on cars and getting it done! I love this kind of stuff.
 

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You technically could, but why would you want too?
 

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Why changing thermostat temperature

Hi,

Because when i drive car in -26 C last week ... i really was upset to see temperature droped when i drove to Québec City.

I always go down the hill for many kilometers (15km) so Rpm is always around 1500 and less ...

DD
 

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thermostat removal

Glad I found this thread.

I was able to obtain a service manual for my '07 Versa hatchback. My question, though. Do I really have to remove the whole thermostat housing and water pump to replace the thermostat?
 
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