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Go to the rear of the engine and follow the lower radiator house it'll lead you to the Thermostat.

There is also a fan switch in the housing held on by two head bolts,be ever so careful not to break these bolts as well. There may be a wire to a 10 mm headed bolt that is the main ground to the PGM-Fi computer. Double check that it is connected when you are done ! Good luck

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