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Don't have any heat

Don't know where the thermastat goes dos it go on the rad hose where it bolts to motor or dos it go on the buttom hoses at thr tee part.

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Usually at the top of the hose that goes into the throttle body in that main hose is where it should be but do this when the engine has cooled down and then unscrew the clamp and the thermostat should be inside the throttle body and then just pull it out with your fingers.
PS you will loose some antifreeze doing this so this is normal. If this solution don't help you then just google what you need to do or look on you tube and there are some repair videos on there as well just type in what you are looking for.

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