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Thermostat 2002 Vulcan...Spring in or out?

This is weird, it seems to only fit with spring going into hose. But every video i've seen shows spring going into head. (BOGGLE)

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Yup..it goes in head!
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Why the heck wouldn't it fit....I guess i'll unscrew it and try it again. I made a huge mess with gasket sealer.
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Spring in, jiggle valve up.

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Any chance the parts store gave you the wrong part? Does the new part look just like the old one?

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Which gasket sealer did you use? Hopefully not RTV (silicone).

Gasgacinch gives best results in my experience. No mess, no leaks when properly used.

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Hello all,

Get two questions as follows:

Question 1> Do I need to apply some sealer or the proper installation of water hose connection Gasket is good enough?

Question 2> "The jiggle valve, marked on the thermostat, must be in the "up" position."

Does the "jiggle valve" look like this?

http://repairguide.autozone.com/znet...528025ffdd.gif

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1) Just the gasket. Get a new gasket and make sure the surfaces are clean and you shouldn't have any leaks afterwards.

2) Yes. When you shake the thermostat it will "jiggle".
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Hello Behlinla,

Thank you for your quick response.

Also found this video
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^ Video is good but I don't like the use of RTV because it's a PIA if you have to change the thermostat later. Also don't use a cheap replacement thermostat like he did. Buy the Motorcraft one so it works right.
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