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Where is the thermostat located on the 1993 Buick Century?

My car is running ok, but when I stop, the water is boiling back into the overflow/fill tank. I figure it is the thermostat, but I don't see where it might be located.

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Follow the top radiator hose backward. On some Century models, you may need to remove the air filter assembly to get at it.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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Thermostat will usually give you an almost immediate overheat within a few miles of startup. Check the fan operation before going there.It's also possible that your radiator is partially plugged...slow refilling often indicates that. You should get yourself an inexpensive manual like haynes or chilton it will help you with that and numerous other items the book is about $20.

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You did'nt mention what engine you have.
Is the radiator cooling fan running when this occurs?
Make sure there are no obstructions between the A/C condenser and the radiator, it seems to be a favorite place for mice and chipmunks to build nests, and no obstructions in front of the radiator.
Let me know.
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Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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