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Trace the top radiator hose back to the engine. Where it ends is the thermostat housing. You'll have to drain your radiator, remove the radiator hose at the housing on the engine side, then there's usually 2 bolts that hold the housing on. remove the housing, remove the thermostat Noting which direction the thermostat is sitting, replace with the new one in the same position, put a new gasket on the thermostat housing and reverse your steps to put it back together. NOTE**** DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING BOLTS*** if you strip them or snap them off you will be looking at a major repair bill.
Follow the top radiator hose back to the engine at the of it will be the thermostat housing ther will be 2 bolts that mount it to the engine.Remove the 2 bolts and pry up on housing and the thermostat will be underneath.
Find the top radiator hose and follow it to the engine.
The hose should connect to the top area of the engine to what looks like an "elbow" with two bolts on each side. This "elbow" is the thermostat housing.
When these two bolts are removed...housing can be removed and thermostat is right there.
the top radator hose to where it connects to the motor. On my 97
stratus you follow the top hose which leads to piece where the radiator
cap turns on, take out the 2 bolts and underneath is your thermostat
drain radiator first before you begin anti freeze is poison to animals you will also wont to get a thermostat houseing gasket replace the old one use 50/50 anti freeze put new thermostat in the same direction as the old one bleed air out of radiator when complete