1996 Honda Accord thermostat remove and install

Tools:
amzn.to/2aDYK1X 1/4 ratchet
amzn.to/2awcRDO 3/8 ratchet
amzn.to/2axt8Zh 3" 1/4 extension
amzn.to/2aSOq6i 1/4 10mm socket

Parts:
amzn.to/2axtAqj Thermostat
amzn.to/2aF1Kyd Thermostat gasket
amzn.to/2b5Wlgh 1 gallon Honda 50/50 Blue coolant

Torque specs:
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9 ft. lbs - Thermostat bolts

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Comments

    • potato Power
      potato Power

      So I bought a 1995 Accord EX... And at least right there where the housing bolts to the rest of the engine block. The people at the dealership said that they had replaced the thermostat as part of a preventive maintenance so they could sell the car. here in the Arizona heat coolant gets hot and I noticed that it is actually leaking from that spot where the housing meets the block, and I also noticed that there is some sort of blue gasket material in between the housing and the block and so I'm wondering if that is may be the cause of leak? Is it right to assume that you shouldn't use an extra gasket for that housing that the thermostat gasket itself is sufficient? I can't imagine why they decided it was a good idea to add that gasket if it originally never had one to begin with but people do silly things what do you think?

      about 13 days ago
    • Ralf Daniel
      Ralf Daniel

      Just did my Honda accords thermostat change today! Just wanna say, I have never done anything like this before, but this video helped me tremendously! I completed the task and as of rn, everything is working great! Huge thank you man!

      about 2 months ago
    • Soy Eldiego
      Soy Eldiego

      Noticed the thermostat was missing while swapping engines on my 97 Accord and I’ve had this car for 2 years. I would of never known, car never overheated or cooling issues and the heater worked great. Another note to add to my checklist when buying a used car...Thanks for the video 👍

      about 2 months ago
    • Soy Eldiego
      Soy Eldiego In reply to Soy Eldiego

      Big Tuna Yes, I live in the Southwest region. Lived in the Midwest for 5 years and well aware of the subzero temps 🥶

      about 1 month ago
    • Big Tuna
      Big Tuna In reply to Soy Eldiego

      Must not live in cold climate, you'll notice it then

      about 1 month ago
    • milestone_ achiever
      milestone_ achiever

      Same process for a 1995 Odyssey???

      about 3 months ago
    • Sergio Arguello
      Sergio Arguello

      UnHonda automático metenbelosidad i sedesparpaga

      about 3 months ago
    • Destiny Martinez
      Destiny Martinez

      I have a 97 Honda Accord & I took it in for a oil change & asked them to add coolant & after adding that my car is still overheating, any ideas on what it could be

      about 5 months ago
    • milestone_ achiever
      milestone_ achiever In reply to Destiny Martinez

      I have a 95 Odyssey. Same overheating issue and no in cabin heat. We replaced the water pump, timing belt, and after watching this video, I am ready to do the thermostat. And then after that, a coolant system flush. Hopefully everything is fine afterwards

      about 3 months ago
    • Ray Lafo
      Ray Lafo In reply to Destiny Martinez

      Check for leak then check or replace ur Thermostat

      about 5 months ago
    • CHIEF STILLWATER
      CHIEF STILLWATER

      Thank You

      about 5 months ago
    • Roober AUS
      Roober AUS

      thanks, youve saved me some heartache

      about 7 months ago
    • Jay West
      Jay West

      @ 5:03 Homer Simpson cameo. Seriously though, great instructional video. Now I feel up to doing my thermostat. Thanks dude! 👍

      about 8 months ago
    • hf223
      hf223

      Great video, helped me a ton when I had to replace the thermostat on my '97 odyssey.

      about 8 months ago
    • Patrizia Hall
      Patrizia Hall

      Look first off - the battery needs to be disconnected before you do this so that the computer can reset itself. Secondly, thanks for going off camera after removing the part. Viewers please note that the rubber seal does not go in front or in back of the thermostat, it needs to be inserted into the seal before reinstalling. If you're going to do step by step video, stop skipping steps!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Jay West
      Jay West In reply to Patrizia Hall

      I'm just wondering why you're commenting on other people's videos instead of making your own super great step-by-step instructional video. Stop putting people down and start being kind and teaching what you know

      about 8 months ago
    • Mẫn Lê
      Mẫn Lê

      My car does not read any temperature, how do I know if it's this or temperature sensor?

      about 1 year ago
    • Jeffrey Hill
      Jeffrey Hill In reply to Mẫn Lê

      I just had that problem and fixed it. If the gauge isn't reading anything or it reads way off, its likely the temperature sending unit (not the same as the temperature sensor in this car). Its the 1-wire sensor in the side of the engine block just next to the temperature sensor (which has a 2 wire connector).

      about 5 months ago
    • M Jaye
      M Jaye

      Thanks!

      about 1 year ago
    • Luis Farias
      Luis Farias

      Every time i drive my car for a while and turn it off it wont turn back on unless i hit the starter but that doesnt always work and when it doesnt i let the car cool down for a while and then it starts right back up. What could it be??

      about 1 year ago
    • Jesus Marquez
      Jesus Marquez In reply to Luis Farias

      ......

      about 1 year ago
    • Luis Farias
      Luis Farias In reply to Luis Farias

      Alright for sure thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to Luis Farias

      Change out your starter

      about 1 year ago
    • PinoyPapoy
      PinoyPapoy

      I believe I have a coolant leak around the area of the thermostat in a '95 accord LX so will changing out the thermostat help with that leak and stop it? Maybe it's the tubing that the coolant runs through?

      about 1 year ago
    • PinoyPapoy
      PinoyPapoy In reply to PinoyPapoy

      Green coolant drips to the ground and there are two separate puddles. Any help?

      about 1 year ago
    • Husky builds the things
      Husky builds the things

      Im loving the write-up, but please, for fucks sake, disconnect and remove your battery before you start anything

      about 1 year ago
    • FupaLorde
      FupaLorde

      I know this is an old video but I'm trying to fix my Accord. Replaced the radiator yesterday. Put coolant in. Made sure the resevior was full. Let the car run. But when I drove the car for not even 5 minutes the car started running hot. I'm not sure if maybe I didn't burp the radiator well enough. Or if it's the thermostat. I have a 97 4 cyl will the housing for the thermostat be in the same spot as this 96?

      about 1 year ago
    • Jamour Nelson
      Jamour Nelson In reply to FupaLorde

      same problem how can i fix it

      about 4 months ago
    • Jessie Aguilar
      Jessie Aguilar In reply to FupaLorde

      FupaLorde what happened to your car. Did you fix the overheating problem?

      about 10 months ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to FupaLorde

      yes

      about 1 year ago
    • Dee T
      Dee T

      Hey a question have replace everything but the water pump. And radiator but car still keeps heating up if I'm sitting at a red light to temperature goes up I press on the gas the temperature goes down as long as I'm going cars cooling off but as soon as the car is at idle the temperature shoots up anybody know a fix

      about 1 year ago
    • Dee T
      Dee T In reply to Dee T

      I mean I can do a water pump change easy on a Chevy and a Ford but this Honda giving me a run for my money

      about 1 year ago
    • Dee T
      Dee T In reply to Dee T

      how long does it take to replace a water pump

      about 1 year ago
    • Dee T
      Dee T In reply to Dee T

      On me yet

      about 1 year ago
    • Dee T
      Dee T In reply to Dee T

      Has not over heated

      about 1 year ago
    • Dee T
      Dee T In reply to Dee T

      Throwing money around and still have slove the problem I have a 96 honda accord it has over heated. Yet wont let it get that far

      about 1 year ago
    • Luis Cruz
      Luis Cruz

      Is this Honda a V6 or a V4.....???

      about 1 year ago
    • Jesus Marquez
      Jesus Marquez In reply to Luis Cruz

      Luis Cruz not v4, inline 4 just look at your spark plugs

      about 1 year ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to Luis Cruz

      inline 4

      about 1 year ago
    • Papiriko Papiriko1976
      Papiriko Papiriko1976

      Thanks a lot for the video I'll change mine too

      about 1 year ago
    • Aaron
      Aaron

      Excellent video, very clear and the steps are well explained, many thanks!

      about 1 year ago
    • Thinh Le
      Thinh Le

      ours is a honda accord v6 and accord v6's are rare

      about 2 years ago
    • Mr SS
      Mr SS In reply to Thinh Le

      Thinh Le and harder to work on

      about 11 months ago
    • Jesus Marquez
      Jesus Marquez In reply to Thinh Le

      Thinh Le yeeeaahh ... No theyre not.

      about 1 year ago
    • Brian Pacheco
      Brian Pacheco In reply to Thinh Le

      Thinh Le no there not

      about 2 years ago
    • Jack Bjork
      Jack Bjork

      so i have a 94 accord EX and both radiator fans aren't turning on. the fuse is still good so im starting to think its the thermostat. how would i know for sure that my thermostat isnt working? the needle on the temperature guage seems to work but never gets above half-way, but my engine feels way warmer than normal and my fans dont turn on. yesterday, i was replacing a coolant hose so i tried to burp the radiator to get all the air out. i expected a lot of bubbles to come up into the funnel but only a few small ones did and thats when i realized my fans werent working. any advice?

      about 2 years ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to Jack Bjork

      yeah you can check the fan switch. If your fans working its possible the fan switch is out.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jack Bjork
      Jack Bjork In reply to Jack Bjork

      im going to try and add refridgerant today, i have been meaning to do that for awhile but never go around to it (i live in WA so i hardly need A/C)

      about 2 years ago
    • Jack Bjork
      Jack Bjork In reply to Jack Bjork

      theres no coolant leaking or anything and i havent had to add coolant to the reservoir since i got it and when i opened my radiator to burp it, there was coolant all the way to the top and it appeared to be clean so my coolant seems to be circulating, im just trying to pinpoint the issue

      about 2 years ago
    • Jack Bjork
      Jack Bjork In reply to Jack Bjork

      i havent felt the lower radiator hose, i felt the upper one when i was bleeding my radiator and it was getting warm. ill check the lower hose though. i use 50/50 coolant and there is extra coolant in the reservoir still, the guage slowly rises as my car warms up so viually, it appears to be working. it never goes over the halfway mark on the guage. i was also thinking it could be the radiator fan switch? i will test the fans, the fact that both of them were out is what made me think it might be the switch or relay/fuse.

      about 2 years ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to Jack Bjork

      Your AC is a separate system from the engine cooling system. If your A/C isn't getting cold, I would get the AC system check for leaks, or low refrigerant. Make sure the AC system is working properly.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jake Ward
      Jake Ward

      how much of a pain in the butt will it be if I don't remove the distributor..? I do not want to remove mine

      about 2 years ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to Jake Ward

      you might not have enough room to remove the thermostat.

      about 2 years ago
    • JRILEY
      JRILEY

      One of the most clear and complete videos i have seen. I have to determine if my thermostat is bad, or the sending unit, but now I know how to change out the t-stat. Thanks

      about 2 years ago
    • louis ramirez
      louis ramirez In reply to JRILEY

      JRILEY

      about 2 years ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to JRILEY

      thanks! glad we could help

      about 2 years ago
    • fhfffhfhffffhfhfourt
      fhfffhfhffffhfhfourt

      $0.02 = comment: you're asking for a face full of acid and lead when you decide to store your 10" extension on your battery like that.

      about 2 years ago
    • Grant Joslin
      Grant Joslin In reply to fhfffhfhffffhfhfourt

      All that would happen is it would spark. Don't be so dramatic.

      about 3 months ago
    • Raymundo Aragon
      Raymundo Aragon

      thanks you so much i did it but still likes

      about 2 years ago
    • dean teran
      dean teran

      great video but i have a question, i started my 92 Honda up this morning and it immediately started to overheat, not sure why it didn't before and when i opened the Hood i still had coolant but my top hose was hot when the others where cool? could that be my thermostat?

      about 2 years ago
    • Daniel
      Daniel In reply to dean teran

      dean teran thermostat or water pump, but most likely thermostat.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ishieness
      Ishieness

      So, my car overheats when I blast the AC on level 3 & 4, sometimes 2. I can have it on 1 and it'll be fine. I just recently tinted my windows dark so it helps keep the hot ass Arizona sun out lol you think it might be the thermostat? Or what might it be? Thanks in advance

      about 2 years ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to Ishieness

      have you done any maintenance on your vehicle? its possible it could be the thermostat, but it can also be the fan or the ECT... If you want to check if its the thermostat, boil the water to 180 degree or so, and drop the thermostat in the water and see if it opens up. If it opens up, its working properly, if its stuck closed, then its a bad thermosta....

      about 2 years ago
    • rawbdiggity
      rawbdiggity

      good vid. thanks

      about 2 years ago
    • NutzAboutBolts
      NutzAboutBolts In reply to rawbdiggity

      thanks

      about 2 years ago