changing thermostat - Honda-Tech
Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Accord (1990 - 2002)
Log In 

Old 03-25-2015, 10:53 AM
How-Tos on this Topic
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:

Browse all: Engine and Powertrain
Print Wikipost

changing thermostat

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 10
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default changing thermostat

Is the t-stat easy to change. My wife 2002 honda accord ex is overheating. I really dont want to take it to a mechanic if i could do it myself.
redd357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
Technical Hero
HondaPartsHero's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC, 28227
Posts: 9,414
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: changing thermostat

HondaPartsHero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
ThatsMyEG's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Mesa, AZ, usa
Posts: 978
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to ThatsMyEG
Default Re: changing thermostat

yes it's very easy 2bolts and a couple hoses. Get the thermostat, the rubber gasket and some sealant. probably will cost less than 12 dollars for everything.
Eliminating Honda wheel gaps since 98.....


My motor rebuild
ThatsMyEG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
Honda-Tech Member
nus_dogg's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 3,695
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: changing thermostat

Did you correctly diagnose to blame the T-Stat though? What if it didn't fix the problem after you replaced the T-Stat?

Did you make sure that the passenger side fan(radiator fan) is working like it should? It could be a bad coolant sensor, radiator cap, fan motor, fan circuit + fuse, faulty radiator, etc.

But yes, the T-Stat is easy.
1994 Honda Accord EX - JDM H22A
- 204whp/157wtq
Originally Posted by toycar View Post
Breaking the bank, maybe. Feeling like a boss, likely.
nus_dogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 08:03 AM   #5
Honda-Tech Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 435
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: changing thermostat

If you do decide that the stat is bad and replace it yourself, place it in a small pot of water on the stove (without the seal on it- you could melt the seal if it touches the bottom of the pot) and boil the water to make sure the stat opens correctly before you install it.
Also, position the new one exactly like the stock one is positioned in the housing with the weep hole in the right place, at the top i believe.

Last edited by sgraham01; 06-14-2010 at 11:04 AM.
sgraham01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 03:38 PM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 10
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: changing thermostat

Thanks for all the help change out the t stat, every thing works fine. Now I just got to figure out how to keep my wife from trading paint on th I-410.
redd357 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
93 Accord bulb change? My 93 accord Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 3 08-21-2015 05:49 PM
Tune Up - When to change Distributor Cap & Rotor professorman Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 29 12-13-2013 05:29 AM
what oil do u use after braking in your motor mugen4door Engine Management and Tuning 19 10-17-2013 04:54 AM
front vs rear brakes heyimrchills Acura Integra 20 11-04-2009 11:48 AM
changing oil filter every other oil change. kidcool1977 Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 13 10-27-2008 05:40 AM

04, 1994, 2002, 2003, 98, accord, change, changing, civic, crv, honda, hondatech, remove, replace, thermostat

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:38 PM.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for content, comments, or advertising. is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.