Q: How do I get to the thermostat on a 2001 Old Alero 2.2 4 cyl

asked by on

Car over heats checked the coolant level all good gonna change the thermostat, I followed all the hoses but know thermostat housin . Need a lil help
My car has an automatic transmission.

The thermostat on the 2.2 liter engine is actually on the rear of the engine, on the lower driver’s side. It is located in a metal tube that requires removing the exhaust manifold heat shield (at least) to access and replace. If you need help having this done, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to you to replace the thermostat for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How do I get to the thermostat on a 2001 Old Alero 2.2 4 cyl

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Why does my car takes about 10 minutes to warn up everytime it sets for a couple of hours

The thermostat may be stuck partly open if it takes longer to warm up than it used to as long and the outside air temperature is not below freezing. If outside air is very cold than the engine would cool...

Q: Sometimes the truck will start and run just fine, and other times it will barely want to start and I need to press the gas pedal

Hello. This can be caused by a few different things. If the vehicle will run by pressing lightly on the gas pedal then it may be a bad idle control valve. If it sticks, it will allow too much air...


Hi there. If smoke is coming from the back of the engine, it's possible that you have a small coolant leak, oil leak or even windshield wiper fluid leak. Smoke can also come from an electrical system malfunction, serpentine or...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.