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Thermostat 99 sable

Engine does not warm up, assuming its the thermostat, where is it?. Looked all over but can find no indications of where it might be located.
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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what engine

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    what size motor is in your vehicle?

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Http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/common/repairInfoMain.jsp?leftNavPage=productsHowTo&partCode=0900c15280213e85&title=Thermostat&targetPage=productInformation
Go to this web site and see if this does not help you. It's seems to be reliable. It's AutoZone's DIY site.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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