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How do i install a new thermostat in a 97 gmc jimmy

I dont even know where it is located. If i did i could pretty much handle it from there . thanks

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Look at the radiator and follow the top hose into where in meets the engine and the thermostate is in the piece that is connected to the engine. easy enough to do.

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