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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    There is none except in a factory service manual



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PIECE O' **** - 0e7b3aa.gifOnly pic I've found for PT Cruiser cooling system. Laughed as the numbering is all f'd up and doesn't match description. Anyway it looks like the thermostat housing is in the same place as the Radiator cap so locating that the rest is just a matter of getting it apart. I didn't find any proceedure but I hope the pic helps.

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I hope the turbocharged model isn't what u have, it requires evacuating the a/c. Go to autozone.comshopping/repairGuide.htm?pageld=0 where you will find one drawing and the procedure involved. good luck w/ the piece o' **** countrycurt0

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

  • Curt Downs Oct 09, 2008

    The site I gave isn't right, but go to auto zone site, enter car info, and go to component location and repair how to info, you will find the info I was referring to countrycurt0



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