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Locate thermostat 1996 safari

I bought the new thermostat but cannot locate old one to replace it.

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If this has a 4.3 v6, which most do, remove air filter cover, base, mas air flow sensor,snorkle,and throttle body cover. T-stat is on drivers side front,top of engine between a/c compressor and throttle body.

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There is a 1996 GMC Safary sitting in a driveway for 3 years, It was running before,what is the safest way to make it run again?

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The owners manual will tell you the temp you should use, but you can also look at the old one when you pull it out as it will have the value stamped on it. As for the brand, most are all okay. I use stant brand since that's what the local parts store carries. To find the thermostat under the hood, follow the top radiator hose to the engine block and a domed housing. It's under the housing.

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