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How to replace a thermostat in a pontiac torrent

I see the two bolts i need to remove, but it looks like I have to remove an exhaust pipe that runs against the thermostat...Im not sure how to do that....Iam not overheating, but new engine light code says that thermostat or cooling system not heating up to correct temps...LOW Temperature....

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If your motor is the 3.4 then you dont have to worry bout the exst pipe since the thermostat housing has a slotted hole were the pipe is, but beware that those two 10mm bolts are somtimz very tight so youll probly need little extra leverage, otherwise its simple

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    supermex Dec 30, 2012

    will i need any special tools...I have basic ratchet set ...also with metrics..not sure if I can get one down there..looks like a very small, tight area.

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    supermex Dec 30, 2012

    i have no swivel sockets..it looks like it will all be done from above? I was also told to lower the coolant level before I start?

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You need remove the airduct and mass air flow sensor.remove airfilter housing and have remove throttle body unit.you need to buy new small coolant lines that goes to throttle body unit and buy new throttle body gasket.i have replaced the thermostat on the 1999 chevrolet 3.1 engines and the 2003 olds engine with 3.4 thermostat in a tight spot the thermostat bottom bolt hard to get to.had to remove whole throttle body unit make job more easier.

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