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I need to replace the thermostat on a 2002 pontiac montana. I have a Haynes repair manual for 2001 pontiac montana with picture location of thermostat housing but I cannot visually find it even using a flashlight! Where's is it hiding and what do I have to remove to see it?

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Where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine you will find the thermostat under that housing. You must drain the radiator and remove the upper hose. Then remove the 2 bolts holding the housing in place. Make sure to pay attention to which way the thermostat is mounted, spring up or spring down.

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