When to replace the Thermostat on your VW CC
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Thermostat, coolant : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Sealant
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 10
XZN socket bit # 6
Torx bit T27
Ratchet wrench
Funnel
Clic-R collar pliers
Needle nose pliers
Fluid container
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). Professionals recommend:
  • Check the condition of the coolant every time you replace the thermostat. Change the coolant if necessary.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW CC (358) – should be done with the engine switched off.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  2. Step 3
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    Remove the air duct.
  3. Step 4
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    Clean the throttle body fasteners. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  4. Step 5
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    Disconnect the throttle body connector.
  5. Step 6
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    Loosen the fastener of the air intake hose. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the dipstick tube fastener. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
    Loosen the fastener of the air intake hose. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Step 9
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    Remove the air intake duct.
  8. Step 10
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    Cover the air intake hose with a microfibre towel to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the system.
  9. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the throttle valve to the intake manifold. Use Torx T27. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  11. Step 13
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    Detach the throttle body from the intake manifold.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Clean the throttle body if necessary.
  12. Step 14
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    Unscrew the coolant reservoir cap.
  13. Step 15
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Step 16
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  14. Step 17
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  15. Step 18
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    Loosen the coolant hose clamp. Use clic-R collar pliers.
  16. Step 19
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    Detach the coolant hose.
  17. Step 20
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    Drain the coolant from the engine.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). Tip:
    Caution! The coolant can be very hot.Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.Wait until the coolant has completely flowed out of the drain hole.
  18. Step 21
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  19. Step 22
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    Attach the coolant hose.
  20. Step 23
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    Secure the coolant hose clamp. Use clic-R collar pliers.
  21. Step 24
    Lower the car.
    Step 25
    Prepare a container for fluids.
    Step 26
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use clic-R collar pliers.
  22. Step 27
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    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  23. Step 28
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use needle nose pliers.
  24. Step 29
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    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). Tip:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  25. Step 30
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use needle nose pliers.
  26. Step 31
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    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  27. Step 32
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use clic-R collar pliers.
  28. Step 33
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    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  29. Step 34
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    Unscrew the fastener of the coolant hose clamp. Use XZN #6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  30. Step 35
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    Clean the thermostat housing. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  31. Step 36
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    Unscrew the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  32. Step 37
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  33. Step 38
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    Remove the thermostat housing together with the thermostat.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  34. Step 39
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    Clean the thermostat housing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  35. Step 40
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    Install the new thermostat housing together with the thermostat.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – VW CC (358). Do not use excessive force during installation. This may damage the part.
  36. Step 41
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    Treat the fastening bolts. Use a sealant.
  37. Step 42
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    Install the fastening bolts.
  38. Step 43
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    Tighten the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 9 nm torque.
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