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Well, I thought I would replace the thermostat on my 2003 Camry before it failed. That seems to be a mistake. The way it is set up from the manufacturer is the o-ring goes into the housing then the thermostat. Problem is, the thermostat will slip down (since it sits vertical) and not stay centered. so when I bolted the housing back on, it leaked. So, I reversed the order. Thermostat first so it sits in the small diameter housing then o-ring but now have a slight leak. I tried using a silicone sealant to hold it in the center but that did not work ...Can someone please help?? Is there a special tool I need?:confused:

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Any help on this? Is there a cement I can use to hold the thermostat in the center?

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I don't have your model Camry but doesn't the radiator hose slip onto the housing??

Can't the hose be removed, a piece of string go around/thru the thermostat and thru the hose fitting to hod the thermostat in place.

Then bolt the housing up, pull the string out, and hook the hose back up.....

You could also use contact cement or instant gel type glue......
 
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