Question about 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
I don't know where the thermostat is located. Help me find it.
Follow the radiator hoses and you will come to the thermostat housing. For your particular car it could be on either the left or right side. i'm almost sure it is on the right side near the radiator cap at the top . The housing is about 3 inches in diameter and formed with a rounded top, and is connected to a radiator hose.It has two bolts that attach it to the engine.The side that does not have this is not the thermostat housing. When you find it. Drain some of the fluid to prevent it from overflowing when you remove the hose. take off the clamps holding the hose.Remove the housing and thermostat. Be careful to install the new Thermostat in the exact same position you removed the old one. And clean the surfaces where the new gasket is going to be installed.To prevent leakage . Replace eveything back making sure the thermostat is in position .( Flat on the surface.) tighten the bolts.Do not over tighten them just a good snug fit. Replace your hoses and , refill the radiator with fluid.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
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Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5929960-s_thermostat . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.
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