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1997 2.4 litr engine cant find thermostat

I looked all over the engine i cannot find thermostat housing or thermostat

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I looked where I thought it would be - following the radiator hose to the engine housing. I did notice on that there is a message stamped on what I thought would be the housing "Thermostat Located At Water Pump."



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It is located on the rear of motor on the water pump , easier to change from underneath and must empty all the coolant.

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  • flynner185 Feb 11, 2009

    To change thermostat drain coolant take out the bolt that holds the coolant pipe to the oil pan then loosen the two bolts holding pipe to water pump housing,( these are at the top end of the pipe) then drop the pipe down -thermostat sits in the top of the pipe note how your original is installed make sure to install new one facing same direction. Hope this helps! Just a little more detail for ya!


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Follow the upper radiator hose to where it meets the motor... the thermostat is in that housing.


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