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2004 Honda Element/CRV Thermostat Replacement

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This video is a complete guide to replacing the thermostat on your Honda Element or CRV with a K series engine. Space is limited and it can be difficult to access the part. Rust can also be a factor.

I cover how to handle both of these issues for a successful thermostat replacement on this engine. This information will also apply to other Honda vehicles with the K series engine.

Also, if you get a PO128 or P1486 code, you might need to perform this procedure to repair the problem.

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